Smoky Red Pear and Grilled Corn Salsa

USA Pears are back in season, and this unique late summer salsa is the perfect way to show them off! Adding a few pinches of cumin lends the salsa a gentle smokiness which balances the honey-sweetness of the pears. Serve this salsa with your favorite tortilla chips or use it to generously top grilled chicken or pork. Ingredients 2 ears of corn, shucked 1 tsp. neutral flavored oil, such as grapeseed ½ a medium sweet onion, small dice 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely minced 2 firm ripe red USA pears, such as Starkrimson or Red Bartlett 1 lime (for zest and juice) ¼ tsp. ground cumin ¼ tsp. sea salt 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro Directions Preheat your grill to medium. Drizzle the oil over the corn and rub to coat with the oil. Once the grill is hot, cook Continue reading

Pear-fect Vegetarian Recipes

It’s that time of year when fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits are popping up everywhere—in your favorite food magazines, at the farmer’s market, in new cookbooks, and at the grocery store. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite veggie-heavy recipes using USA Pears in combination with the season’s bounty. Enjoy! Blueberry and Pear Waldorf Salad This vegan recipe is perfect for potlucks, classroom parties, and casual weekend dinners. It’s bright and zippy with fresh blueberries and light citrus notes. Braised Pears with Soy-Ginger Glaze The ultimate summer side dish, this vegetarian offering is delicious served alongside grilled chicken or pork. It’s versatile and can be made ahead and reheated just before serving. Pear and Cabbage Slaw Put this shredded slaw down next to the barbecued chicken at your next outdoor gathering, and you’ll be the star of the day! This Continue reading