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Walnut Pear Quesadilla with Spicy Pear Salsa

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 quesadilla, 1/4 cup of salsa

Walnut Pear Quesadilla with Spicy Pear Salsa

A savory snack size quesadilla with hint of sweet pear, and a spicy pear salsa. 


    Pear Salsa
  • 3/4 of Large, Firm (But Ripe) Pear, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced Red Onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Lime Juice
  • 1 Small Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped California Walnuts, toasted
  • 2 (7-inch) Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • 1/4 of Large, (but firm), Ripe Pear, cut into 8 very thin slices


  1. Place all salsa ingredients in a small bowl; stir and set aside.
  2. Place 1/4 cup cheese, half the walnuts and 4 pear slices on one side of each tortilla; fold over to enclose.
  3. Place in a large skillet and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and tortilla is lightly browned and crisp.
  4. Serve warm with salsa. Recipe may be doubled.


Recipe Tips:

  • Like a bit of spice? Toss walnuts in 1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
  • Like it mild? Replace the jalapeño pepper in the salsa with Anaheim or green bell pepper.

Recipe shared with permission from CA Walnuts