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Crostini with Feta and Pear-Strawberry Salsa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Mediterranean and Latin flavors combine in a pear-fect flavor combination.

Ingredients

  • 2 green Anjou pears, diced in 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped jalapeno
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mild feta cheese or ricotta salata
  • salt to taste
  • baguette or French bread cut in 1/4-inch thick slices, brushed with olive oil and toasted
  • whole cilantro leaves for garnish

Directions

  • Toss diced pear with lime juice and let sit a few minutes before adding strawberries, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and olive oil.
  • Just prior to serving, crumble feta cheese into salsa. Taste and season with salt if necessary.
  • Spoon salsa onto toasts and arrange on serving platter. Garnish each crostini with a cilantro leaf.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 273
  Calories from Fat 62 (23%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(4%)Cholesterol 11mg
(22%)Sodium 531mg
(6%)Potassium 204mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(16%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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