This recipe combines sweet and savory, is super easy to prepare, and is a definite crowd-pleaser.
2 pears (such as Bosc or Bartlett), each cut into 8 wedges
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup arugula
3 ounces blue cheese, cut or crumbled into small pieces
6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
In a large bowl, toss the pears and lemon juice. Layer a slice of pear, an arugula leaf, and a few pieces of cheese on a piece of prosciutto and roll up. Secure with a toothpick, arrange on a platter, and enjoy this great combination of flavors!
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Did you know?
- The skin of the pear contains about half of the entire dietary fiber content, and about 3-4 times more of the phytonutrient content than the flesh, which provides anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant protective benefits.
- Pears contain a specific group of phytochemicals, flavanols and anthocyanins (in red skinned pears) that have been shown to help improve insulin sensitivity, and decrease the risk of Type II diabetes.
- Pears are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and the mineral copper, critical for building strong tissues, maintaining blood volume, and producing energy in your cells.
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