Recipe: Asian Pear salad

asian pear saladThis refreshing salad, perfect for a hot day, uses two ingredients from last delivery: Asian pears & celery. Serve as a side dish or salad.

Asian Pear Salad

2 celery ribs

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

2 firm Asian pears, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks

2 scallions, thinly sliced diagonally

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves or tablespoon dried

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh hot chili pepper, or a pinch of dried    cayenne to taste

Cut celery into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks.Whisk together juice, vinegar, and ginger. Mix celery, Asian pear, scallions & cilantro. Pour over dressing over. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

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