I am still a huge fan of my favorite Black Bean and Corn Salsa. This year-round delicious pleaser continues to wow crowds whether at a backyard BBQ, sitting poolside, or snuggled onto the couch to watch the Super Bowl. BUT, I now have another fresh tasting salsa recipe that a good friend introduced me to. I could easily devour (and have devoured – sorry Jess!) an entire the bowl if left in front of me.
I am now officially adding this Easy Pear Salsa to my list of favorite recipes. The sweetness from the pears, the acid from the lime juice, along with the hot spiciness from the jalapenos is just perfect. Awesome on a tortilla chip or something sweet and spicy to liven up blackened fish or chicken – I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
This recipe is definitely worth bringing to any picnic or cookout this summer!! (Jess mentioned that her recipe came from Weight Watchers – the photo from the Weight Watchers site to the left will link you to their “Pear Chutney”. I’m thinking if I called it chutney, I might not get as many people willing to try it 🙂 . )
2 ripe Bosc or Anjou pears diced to fit on a chip (I leave the skins on)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 finely chopped jalapeno (no seeds)
1/4 cup dried cranberries (I dice them small again to fit on a chip. If you do chop them, don’t be surprised that your dip turns pink )
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (one lime)
approx 1/2 teaspoon salt (add a little at a time to taste)
Chop pears, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, and cranberries.
Add to bowl. Toss gently.
Add fresh lime juice. Add salt to taste. Gently toss.
Let sit 10-15 minutes.
Awesome with tortilla chips, Triscuits with Brie cheese, fish, blackened chicken or just in a spoon!!
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