How to Make Ginger-Fried Pears on the Paleo Diet - dummies

How to Make Ginger-Fried Pears on the Paleo Diet

By Melissa Joulwan, Kellyann Petrucci

This fruit–based recipe is best enjoyed with protein and fat, so eat it as part of your meal rather than as a snack between meals or before bed. To make these pears even more decadent and to increase the healthy fats, drizzle each serving with 1 or 2 tablespoons of warm coconut milk.

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Almonds not shown; mint leaves used as garnish only.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

2 tablespoons blanched, sliced almonds

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 large, ripe pears, cored and sliced (about 2 cups)

1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Generous pinch of salt

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced almonds and stir with a wooden spoon until toasted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from pan.

  2. In the same skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the pear slices and sauté until the pears begin to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the ginger, lemon zest, and salt with a fork, and then add to the pears. Continue cooking until the pears are golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  4. To serve, spoon the pears into dessert dishes and sprinkle with the sliced almonds.

Per serving: Calories 109 (From Fat 48); Fat 5g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 72mg; Carbohydrate 17g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Protein 1g.