Crostini with Feta and Pear-Strawberry Salsa

Crostini with Feta and Pear-Strawberry Salsa
Recipe Date:
February 18, 2019
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Fresh pears and strawberries are the stars of this slightly spicy salsa, combined with mild and salty feta cheese and served atop a crisp toast. This recipe is ideal for spring and summer entertaining, whether for a casual backyard barbecue or an elegant soiree.
  • 2 Comice or Green Anjou Pears, diced in ¼-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsps fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsps finely chopped jalapeno
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mild feta cheese or ricotta salata
  • Salt to taste
  • Baguette or French bread cut in ¼-inch thick slices, brushed with olive oil and toasted Whole cilantro leaves for garnish

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.