Mexican pear salsa: Salsa de peras

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Karen Hursh Graber

The white pear flesh, green herbs and red onion give this salsa the colors of the Mexican flag and the Christmas season. Just as tasty as it is visually appealing, Mexican pear salsa goes well with pork and is a nice accompaniment to simple grilled pork chops or a holiday roast.


Salsa de Pera © Karen Hursh Graber, 2013
Salsa de Pera © Karen Hursh Graber, 2013
  • 1 ½ pounds firm, ripe pears, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 jalapeños in escabeche
  • 1 tablespoon escabeche (pickling liquid) from the jalapeños
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours before serving. Makes 3 cups.


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Mexican pears: A seasonal favorite for holiday dishes

Published or Updated on: December 7, 2013 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2013
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