This dish goes fast at holiday parties to pool parties. Good pear variety choices are Asian pear, Bartlett, Comice and Anjou, being all juicy and mellow. May be serve as a side dish with roast or smoked turkey or baked ham or chicken. VARIATION: Substitute 2 or 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger for the cilantro, parsley or mint.
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- 1 -2 tablespoon mild-flavored oil (such as almond or grapeseed oil)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or 1/4 cup Italian parsley or 1/4 cup fresh mint
- 1 -2 chili pepper, such as jalapeno, cored and finely chopped
- 1 -2 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 -3 tablespoons tequila (or juice of 1 lime)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper
- 2 cups peeled and finely diced pears
- 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
- 1 red bell peppers or 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and diced
- 1Whisk together in a medium-sized glass or porcelain bowl the oil, cilantro or parsley or mint, chile peppers, garlic, tequila, salt and the black pepper.
- 2Stir in the diced pear, onion and bell pepper and mix gently to combine well. Cover the bowl and marinate the salsa at least 3 hours, preferably at room temperature, and then cover and chill slightly, if desired.
- 3Variation: Substitute 2 or 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger for the cilantro, parsley or mint.
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Nutritional Facts for Pear Salsa
Serving Size: 1 (562 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 129.8
- Calories from Fat 43
- Total Fat 4.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 57.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 22.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
- Sugars 13.7 g
- Protein 1.3 g
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