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Peppers and Pear Salad

On a recent holiday I had this lovely peppers and pear salad at a hotel. I didn’t ask the Chef for the recipe, assuming that I’d find it on the internet. When I got home and searched for it, I didn’t have any luck. So taking a guess at the ingredients, I came up with this and I must say it tastes much the same.

Peppers and Pear Salad

So if you’re looking for a healthy, colorful, crunchy salad here’s the recipe.

Peppers And Pear Salad


1 Red pepper
1 Yellow pepper
1 Pear (I use the hard yellow Chinese pears)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Dried parsley
Tabasco sauce to taste
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon Olive oil


Julienne the peppers and the pears. Heat the oil on medium flame. Add the pears and cook for about 5 minutes on low heat till they soften. Add the balsamic vinegar and Tabasco sauce. Add the peppers and stir fry for about 3 mins (you don’t want the color of the peppers to change). Sprinkle with parsley and salt and you’re ready to go!

This serves two if you eat loads of salad like we do.

We had this last night with a chicken roast (another recipe I’ll share with you soon) and it was great!

Do let me know if you try it out and ask me for clarifications, if you need them. 



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  2. melissa melissa August 19, 2012

    This would be great to try 🙂 but I do need to ask my mom if she’d like the idea otherwise, I’ll eat everything up.

    I also saw the answer to my question regarding tabasco sauce, yey!

  3. Rachna Parmar Rachna Parmar August 17, 2012

    How about leaving the fruit and peppers raw? I prefer the crunchy textures. Do you think it would taste good? And, adding some crumbled cottage cheese might give it a protein boost too. I am just thinking aloud :).

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 17, 2012

      I think if you like them raw, that would be fine too. However, I think the pears soak up the vinegar better when they’re being coooked. I would suggest you cook it for a very short time. Crumbled cottage cheese seems like a good add. Let me know how it turns out.

  4. Adrienne Adrienne August 16, 2012

    You lost me at the vinegar and Tabasco sauce Corinne! But I love bell peppers and pears. Glad you were able to make your own.


    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 17, 2012

      Does that mean you don’t use vinegar and Tabasco sauce, Adrienne? Perhaps some lemon and chilli flakes would work as well.

      • Adrienne Adrienne August 17, 2012

        Nope, not at all AND I don’t like lemon or chill either. I know, I’m weird… Guess that’s why I’m not much of a cook.

  5. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 16, 2012

    I must try out the one with apples, Harleena. Which variety did you use? I must share another recipe soon – apples and cabbage salad – very yummy!

    • Harleena Singh Harleena Singh August 16, 2012

      Nothing specific, just anything sweet is alright. 🙂

      Looking forward to the salad now. 🙂

  6. Lazy Pineapple Lazy Pineapple August 16, 2012

    slurrp…looks delicious and is so easy to gonna try this 🙂

  7. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh August 15, 2012

    Sounds yummy Corinne!

    I’ve also tried out a similar recipe, though have tried it out with apples instead of pear and it did come out wonderful indeed.

    I also added a dash of honey to give it a sweet touch and a little pepper to make it spicy as well. I need to try out your recipe and would let you know how it came out. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles August 15, 2012

    Looks tempting given the fact that I simply love pears!

    Will surely try it out soon 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 16, 2012

      I love pears too. Have you tried stewed pears as a dessert? Tell me how the salad turns out.

  9. Sulekha Sulekha August 15, 2012

    Sounds delicious and looks great, am rushing out to buy the peppers now 😉

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 16, 2012

      I would love to know how it turned out, Sulekha and what you had it with.

  10. Jessica Mokrzycki Jessica Mokrzycki August 15, 2012

    I’m going to have to try this! I would have never thought of combining the two but it does sound like it would taste delicious..and it certainly looks like it too! 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 15, 2012

      I hadn’t thought of it either, until I tasted it, Jessica. I know you’re vegetarian – so I’ll keep these recipes coming 😉

  11. Zephyr Zephyr August 15, 2012

    We are salad people but while I like all kinds — and this one sounds and looks very yummy — the L&M prefers raw salads which he can munch on. Can one do this without the tabasco sauce? I don’t stock up on too many sauces.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 16, 2012

      Yes I think the tabasco sauce can be substituted with chilli flakes or add jalepenos if you have some. Let me know what you decide and how it turns out, Zephyr.

  12. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh August 14, 2012

    Sounds yum Corinne!

    I would love to add a dash of honey to the above recipe to give it a sweet touch. 🙂

    I have tried a similar recipe, though with apple instead of pear, and that tastes wonderful indeed. Would try out your version and let you know about it.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 16, 2012

      So you have to re-comment, Harleena. Your comments went to spam 🙁 I appreciate the effort – thank you very much.

  13. Jeevan Jacob John Jeevan Jacob John August 14, 2012

    Sounds like a great recipe, Corinne.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have any pear right now (I had some last week, but finished all of it). How about some peach? (Pepper and peach, is that a great combination? I don’t know, peaches are too sweet).

    I will certainly try this the next time I buy some peach. Note: I just learned that you live in Mumbai. How is everything over there?

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 15, 2012

      I’m not sure how the peppers will go with peaches, @jeevanjacobjohn:disqus, but if you do try it out, let me know how it works out! Yes, I’m based in Mumbai – I guess you’re asking about the riot recently? It was confined to one place and didn’t really affect us. Do you have family in India still?

      • Jeevan Jacob John Jeevan Jacob John August 16, 2012

        I might 😉 I don’t do cooking that much, but I think I need to experiment more with it 😀

        Oh, okay. Yeah, I have been hearing a lot about the riot lately. Hopefully the issues will be solved soon. Yes, my grandparents, relatives and lot of my friends 😀

        I moved to US, along with my family, 4 years back. So, yes I do have contact.

        • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 16, 2012

          I started cooking only five years ago and stick to the simple stuff – let me know if you want any recipes. Moving to the US must have been a big move for the family. Hope that’s working out well for you all. Where did you live in the US?

          • Jeevan Jacob John Jeevan Jacob John August 16, 2012

            Yeah, everything is going fine, thanks! We are in Atlanta, Georgia 🙂

          • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 17, 2012

            Good, good! I came by your blog yesterday but haven’t commented yet. Will visit again today and do some catching up on your latest posts.

  14. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins August 14, 2012

    Corinne, this sounds divine!
    There aren’t many people who don’t love a quick, easy recipe ☺ I can’t wait to give it a try…have to grab a few pears from the market first LOL. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week in our linky.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 15, 2012

      I must add the link here, @google-fa6d60ae2d8167c683aa10d45de3d03f:disqus. I was meaning to ask you if the salad was something Michaela could eat. Let me know how it turns out.

  15. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando August 14, 2012

    Sounds delicious, Corinne! We will definitely have to try this one out! Blessings!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues August 14, 2012

      Do let me know how it turns out, @da4c5f50dbbc90e23e83ef145d0c537b:disqus.

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