7 tasty ways to eat pears

7 tasty ways to eat pears

Sneak pears into your daily diet with these creative and delicious pear preparation ideas

Quick appetizer

Appetizers are the opening act for a fabulous dinner party. A great selection of appetizers can even be the main attraction and a sure-fire crowd pleasing favorite. Check out some of our favorite appetizer recipes that can be quickly tossed together with a minimum of ingredients and fuss.Mix diced Asian pear with softened goat cheese and chopped parsley or cilantro. Use as a topping on seedy crackers.

Taste-of-autumn soup

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.Pizza was made to order with fresh ingredients, carefully laid out with an attention to detail I hadn’t seen before in a pizza.

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.

Craving curry?

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. Craving Curries we are passionate about our curries and would like to share the experience with you! Each curry kit comes with our step-by-step guide, which allows you to have fun creating our twist on an authentic Indian curry which has all the flavour without any additives

Lunchtime salad

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.

Simple sandwich

Add thin slices of pear to a cheddar- cheese sandwich made with multi-grain bread. Grill or toast in a panini press.When making this Simple  Sandwich recipe, consider hard boiling up a batch in advance, since that is the most time consuming part of this recipe. You can store hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator and simply peel off the shell and slice them when you are ready to assemble your sandwich.