Pear and serrano salsa [Vegan]

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Bosc pears make a fantastic ingredient for a unique salsa. They have their own delicately sweet flavor without being too sweet, are crunchy and so maintain their structure even when chopped into a salsa, and work well with herbs and spices.

The brightness that mint adds to this recipe is not to be under estimated — it really is a key ingredient. However, mint can be overwhelming, so feel free to add a little at a time, tasting as you go to make sure you don’t overpower the other flavors with mint.

Adapted from epicurious.

© Jaymi Heimbuch

3 Bosc pears (firm but ripe), cored and finely chopped
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 serrano pepper, minced (leave seeds in for full spice)
1 teaspoon cane sugar

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Taste and adjust lime, or add a little salt or pepper according to your preference. Serve within a couple hours of making it, and enjoy!

© Jaymi Heimbuch

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