Easy appetizer? Light dinner? No matter how you slice it, pears and cheese make an unlikely but irresistible duo in these Monterey Jack Quesadillas with Pear Salsa
The pear salsa totally makes this dish. It’s not the mouth-on-fire type of hot salsa that my husband loves to dip with his chips. No, we’re talking sweet, juicy pears that are well-matched to the amount of heat and spice in the jalapeño and black pepper. More like a sweet heat that’s very food-friendly. And the addition of mint is killer. Unexpected, yes, but it gives the salsa a bright, fresh flavor. When paired with the smooth, creamy melted Monterey Jack (sprinkled with a few savory green onions), you have a match made in heaven.