New American Plate Challenge

Pear and Jicama Salsa

Weekly Recipe
Serves 6

This salsa shows how pears are good in savory dishes as well as desserts.  Boost your energy levels by choosing this delicious salsa instead of calorie-laden dips.


  • 1/3 Cup
    cubed jicama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • small garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • medium Bartlett pear
  • large mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon
    finely chopped cilantro


  1. In medium mixing bowl add jicama, lime juice, salt and garlic. Using fork, mix to combine.

  2. Peel, core and cut pear into 1/4-inch cubes. Add to bowl with mint and cilantro, gently mixing to distribute them evenly.

  3. Serve salsa within 4 hours, chilled or cool.

Nutrition: 22 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 1.5 g dietary fiber, 195 mg sodium.


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