Pears are known for its mild flavour and firmness. This is why I like them best in salads and maybe poached. Wiki also says that in some varieties, its difficult to tell apart apples and pears. This was quite surprising to me since we get only one kind of pear in Hyderabad and maybe a couple of varities of apples. And really, it’s not difficult to tell them apart easily.
Anyway, I used up a couple of pears and one apple in this salad. I also experimented with some spices and flavours for the dressing and was quite pleased with the results.
APPLE PEAR SALAD RECIPE
Ripe pears – 2, cubed
Apple – 1, cubed
Honey – 4 tbsp
Lime juice – 2 tsp
Salt – 2 pinches
Cinnamon – a few small pieces
Chaat masala – one pinch
1. Mix the cubed fruits well with salt, before they turn brown.
2. Sprinkle chaat masala over this.
3. Mix the honey, lime and cinnamon well and pour over the fruits just before serving.
The burst of different flavours was quite unique. I added more lime juice than necessary, so the measurement given here has been adjusted. Please check to make sure the measures are to your taste.