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Crostini with Feta and Pear-Strawberry Salsa

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.