I made this wonderful winter salsa for a soup party I attended (side dish). I admit, I ate all of the leftovers myself the next day. It is so refreshing and delicious. Clean eating and no guilt involved. Would also be fun with green apples in lieu of pears! This recipe is perfect made ahead of time and refrigerated. Would be perfect as a fun side dish with your Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner. I eat it straight up or with tortilla chips. Would also serve beautifully alongside fish or topping chicken or pork. Its fun, colorful and festive.
4 barlett pears, cored and sliced into small pieces or chunks (could use green apples as well)
Pomegranate seeds from 1-2 pomegranates
1/4 of a red onion, finely diced
1 handful of fresh cilantro leaves, washed and diced
1 jalapeño, diced (seeds in for heat, removed for mild)
Juice from 2 limes
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Place all ingredients into a bowl and give a good toss. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
— Knead to Cook