Foodie Friday: Balsamic Pear Nachos


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

So today our theme is nachos and while I love traditional nachos just as much as the next person, I haven’t really been able to enjoy them like I used to.  Ever since discovering that I am histamine intolerant, I’ve had to cut out a lot of my favorite foods which includes all of the yummy ingredients you’d put on nachos….like tomatoes.

Since I felt it would be just plain wrong to make nachos without tomatoes and all that delicious salsa goodness, I decided to go a different route and make them sweet instead of savory.  Yes, I said sweet nachos….of the sweet balsamic and sliced pear variety. 

 

Balsamic Pear Nachos with Cinnamon Pecan Goat Cheese, Pecans, Pomegranate, and Balsamic Glaze. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Healthy Snack, Pear Party Recipe} At first I thought I might make apple nachos but they aren’t really my style.  Call me a weirdo but I am not a huge fan of caramel apples or the combo of peanut butter and apples (I know, I said I was weird), so I changed it up a bit and gave the fruit nachos a little bit of a classy upgrade or makeover, if you will. 

These sliced pears are topped with cinnamon pecan chèvre (goat cheese), pomegranate seeds, chopped pecans and a seriously delicious drizzle of balsamic glaze. 

Balsamic Pear Nachos with Cinnamon Pecan Goat Cheese, Pecans, Pomegranate, and Balsamic Glaze. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Healthy Snack, Pear Party Recipe}

The best part about this pear nacho platter is that it’s perfect for a party or even shared as a fancy snack (while you’re sipping some white wine, of course), but it’s super simple to make! 

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In the time it takes you to slice up a pear, plate and sprinkle with all the yummy goodness, you have a snack that’s fit for a queen…or king….or really hungry person 😉

Ps.  Balsamic and goat cheese technically aren’t low histamine but for the sake of living and creating new recipes, I had to draw the line somewhere! 

Balsamic Pear Nachos with Cinnamon Pecan Goat Cheese, Pecans, Pomegranate, and Balsamic Glaze. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Healthy Snack, Pear Party Recipe}

Balsamic Pear Nachos with Cinnamon Pecan Goat Cheese, Pecans, Pomegranate, and Balsamic Glaze. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Healthy Snack, Pear Party Recipe}

 

YUM! :) 

Balsamic Pear Nachos with Cinnamon Pecan Goat Cheese, Pecans, Pomegranate, and Balsamic Glaze. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Healthy Snack, Pear Party Recipe}

 

BALSAMIC PEAR NACHOS 


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Anjou pear, sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cinnamon pecan chèvre 
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Drizzle of balsamic glaze 

 

Directions:

  1. Plate sliced pears in a circular fashion on a plate. 
  2. Sprinkle cheese, pecans and pomegranate seeds.  
  3. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. 
  4. Serve and enjoy! :)

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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47 Comments

jill conyers
Reply November 6, 2015

Annmarie this is recipe briliance!

    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
Reply November 6, 2015

Well, hello there, gorgeous. This looks like such an easy and delicious snack or side...sweet and savory. Thanks, doll!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! It was delicious and the perfect snack to share!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply November 6, 2015

Now that's a keeper ;) Yay for the best winter fruit too!

    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Haha, thanks! :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply November 6, 2015

Obviously you know that I love this. But I will raise your roasting the pears in the oven to bring out even more of the sweetness!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Ooh yes that would be yummy!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply November 6, 2015

I like making apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate sauce, but I love the idea of using balsamic - never thought of that before :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Apple nachos with PB is yummy too! I just like something that adds a little bite to it ;)

Teri B.
Reply November 6, 2015

Super Fancy! What a great party idea and healthy version of nachos. I just want to eat your nachos right off the screen! I'm coming from Esther's blog and joined the link up because of her. Hopefully, I'm following the rules here as this is a great idea! :) Thanks for hosting!

    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you and thanks so much for linking up!!! <3

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply November 6, 2015

such a tasty way to use pears! This would make a wonderful appetizer or snack!
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Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
Reply November 6, 2015

Wow, this looks incredible! Such a great fall/ winter snack!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Marcia
Reply November 6, 2015

ok NOW I get why the interwebs are teeming with nachos this morning! This looks SO delicious and pretty for a party! Yum!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Haha, YES- nacho partay!!!! Thank you :)

Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Reply November 6, 2015

Hello YES. These look insane. I'm a lover of ALL nachos. I don't discriminate here. And these photos! Love the colors :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you so much!!! :)

Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com
Reply November 6, 2015

I love recipes that are quick and easy to make - and these look fantastic!!! I can't wait to try them!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! Hope you enjoy! :)

Sarah
Reply November 6, 2015

Love this it's genius! We have nachos a lot on Friday and I'm thinking we make nacho night more fancy with these and a glass of wine! Cheers to the weekend!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! This would be perfect with a glass of wine ;)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply November 6, 2015

What a yummy idea! These look spectacular!

    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Amber @ Awakened Nutrition
Reply November 6, 2015

These look absolutely delicious!! My feed is blowing up with nacho alternatives this morning and I LOVE it!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    SO many great recipes today!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply November 6, 2015

Oh yum you cannot go wrong with pear, cheese and balsamic!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Right? So good!

Amanda
Reply November 6, 2015

Yum! These look delicious! I've never considered pears and balsamic as a combo.
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    It's so good, give it a try!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply November 6, 2015

I'm super impressed with your pear-layering skills :) these look oh so tasty! Get in my belly.
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Why, thank you! Honestly, it took me a few minutes to get them to behave ;)

Kat
Reply November 6, 2015

wowza - totally making these!! I'm a huge pear fan, and I can only imagine how tasty all of these flavors are together!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    They are SO tasty! Hope you enjoy :)

Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy
Reply November 6, 2015

Oooph! You and your recipes girl! These are my kind of nachos!!!! YUM!
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    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Sharon
Reply November 6, 2015

Yum! These look so good! Love pears!
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    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply November 6, 2015

Beautiful! this would even dazzle my MIL!! :) love it!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Sweet! Hope you get to impress her with it! ;)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply November 6, 2015

This seriously looks amazing!! I can not wait to try it!

    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    Thank you! :) Hope you enjoy!

Lauren
Reply November 6, 2015

This looks almost too pretty to eat! These are my kind of nachos!
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    aelicatese
    Reply November 9, 2015

    They were pretty yummy! ;)

Farrah
Reply November 9, 2015

These look so festive + pretty! They'd make the perfect holiday potluck snack! <3
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Esther
Reply November 12, 2015

For the sake of living I am so glad you created these! My mouth is watering!
And the pics are literally jumping off the page and trying to get into my belly :)
Thanks for sharing this simple yet fabulous recipe!
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