Besides pumpkin, autumn has an abundance of other fantastic flavors. Two that come to mind are pomegranates and pears.
Here’s a quick and delicious fruit salad with very few ingredients - just make sure you use the freshest ingredients possible. The color and flavor combination are sure to please.
Pomegranate and Pear Salad
Yield: 4 to 5 servings
1 pomegranate, seeded and membrane discarded
2 lbs. Barlett or other green-skinned pear
(about 6 pears -depending on size), cored and cut into bite-sized pieces (leave skin on)
2 to 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
3 Tbsp toasted and chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
• Place the pomegranate seeds in a bowl. Set aside.
• In a large separate bowl, combine the cut-up pears and lime juice. Toss to coat.
• Add the pomegranate seeds and chopped mint, tossing gently.
• Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.
Before serving, top each portion with chopped nuts, if desired.