Day 9. The Menu: What’s in Season & Bush’s Beans Peach Pear Salsa

Use what’s in season to make this delicious Bush’s Beans Peach Pear Salsa for easy summer entertaining–served as a dip or a salad!

Obviously planning a menu for a dinner party goes along with what food is in season. When I think about what dessert I want to make, I think about the season, fruit, what’s at the Farmer’s Market – or, if I can’t think of a dessert, then I delegate that to my guest and I move on with the menu.

Easy peasy. The menu should not cause you stress.

– Think about what’s in season
– Think about what’s in your freezer that you want to use up
– Think about your time frame and how long you have to cook for this party
– Think about 2 food items that you want to make, and then delegate the rest

The idea of what’s in season works well for the host. And it will work well for your guests when you ask them to bring a dish.

We should all share and take advantage of the bounty and the seasons before us, and come together with a fantastic menu and food to share with one another around the table. We have been blessed with so much.

Again, we need to take our eyes off of ourselves and “how our menu will look to others” and just enjoy.

I’d love to share with you my Bush’s Beans Peach Pear Salsa recipe, keeping the season in mind.

This makes a fantastic fresh appetizer for your guests!

Mix all ingredients together and serve!

Do you plan your menu out with the seasons in mind?

Bush's Beans Peach Pear Salsa
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Bush's Beans Peach Pear Salsa

Use what’s in season to make this delicious Bush’s Beans Peach Pear Salsa for easy summer entertaining–served as a dip or a salad!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced 1/2 in peeled firm-ripe peach
  • 1 cup diced 1/2 in peeled firm-ripe pear
  • 2-3 diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Bush’s Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup mixed red yellow or orange peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 2 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
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Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together and serve!

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10 comments on “Day 9. The Menu: What’s in Season & Bush’s Beans Peach Pear Salsa”

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  2. Another YUMMY salsa! You’re Amazing! I’ve never thought about food that’s in season. Hmmm, I’m going to have to work on that.

  3. I definitely am going to make this! I looooove salsa. Yum!!!

  4. My favorite thing in the world is a freshly made fruit salsa! This recipe is mouth-watering. Thank you!!

  5. This really looks good and very simple to make. Living in the southwest we eat a lot of salsa too.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

  6. That looks so good! I do plan our menus around what is in season…maybe almost too much. I always get on a huge pumpkin kick by the end of September/beginning of October! It gets put into almost everything!!

  7. That looks really yummy! I’m definitely going to have to make it sometime!

  8. This sounds really yummy!!!

  9. One of my favorite menus for a get together is Take Out Potluck! :o)
    We have done this a couple of years on the day after Thanksgiving.
    We are all in the party mood but after a day of shopping, who wants to cook?
    It’s amazing the assortment of food that shows up.

  10. WOW, that looks yummy. I have to spend some time copying that later for a potluck I have in a couple weeks.

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