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Asian Pear Salsa

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Why I Love This Recipe

The Un-salsa Salsa, High Protein, Fresh Flavors

My husband does not like the flavor of chili peppers, but likes the heat. He won't eat tomatoes (except tomato sauce.) He also won't eat onions.

I came up with this version of a fresh chopped salsa using flavors that he does like--with the added temptation of: "It's got protein* honey!" (He lifts weights. Those weight lifters...they certainly dig that protein stuff.)

Unfortunately, it was so good, I ate it all myself...oopsie.

It is also yet another great way to use up the ripe Asian pears in the garden.

*as compared to traditional salsa.

Serving Suggestions:

Grilled Sockeye Salmon Fillet With Peppered Lime Butter & Asian Pear Salsa

Crispy Black Bean Salad

*Ground Habanero Chili Pepper can be found at The Spice House.

Nutritional Information -- Estimate only. Serving Size: 1/4 recipe. Calories per serving: 81, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Transaturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 3g, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 3g. 0% of calories from Saturated or Transaturated Fat.

Estimated cost per serving: 67¢ per serving if using homegrown pears, $1.05 per serving with all items purchased.

These are my original recipes. Please do not copy, in any form, without written permission.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lime
1 Asian pear (see note)
1/2 cup sweet white corn kernels
1/3 cup edamame (beans only, frozen is fine)
1 fresh jalapeno chili
1/4 fresh avocado
2-3 tbs chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tsp ground habanero chili pepper* (optional)
salt to taste (optional)

Note: Asian pear varieties that will work for this recipe are smooth green skinned, non-russet and have crisp, white flesh. Example varieties are: Shinseiki, Nijisseiki, Shinseiho, Kikusui, and Ya Li. If using a russeted pear, remove skin prior to dicing.


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