7 tasty ways to eat pears
Sneak pears into your daily diet with these creative and delicious pear preparation ideas
Mix diced Asian pear with softened goat cheese and chopped parsley or cilantro. Use as a topping on seedy crackers.
In canola oil, sauté a diced onion until tender. Add two chopped unpeeled pears, a few handfuls of cubed butternut squash or sweet potato, and a little thyme. Add water or stock until just covered, and boil until very tender. Let cool slightly, then purée. To serve, reheat and float a thin slice of pear on top.
Pizza with a twist
Brush a whole-wheat crust with olive oil, sprinkle with chopped basil, and top with thin slices of pear, red pepper and blue cheese.
Three pear-fect breakfasts
Sauté pears and serve alongside French toast or pancakes; cook some chopped pears into your pot of oatmeal; toss pear slices into a blender along with frozen berries, half a banana and some milk for a smoothie.
Sprinkle pear slices with a pinch of curry powder or garam masala, then sauté in a little olive oil until tender. Works well as a topping for pork or lamb chops, chicken breasts, fish or tofu.
Fold diced pears into a salad made from cooked wheatberry, quinoa or bulgur; chopped peppers; cubed cooked chicken (or feta cheese); walnuts; and cilantro. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil to taste.
Add thin slices of pear to a cheddar- cheese sandwich made with multi-grain bread. Grill or toast in a panini press.
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