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Pear and Grape Salad

Updated February 23, 2016
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You don't often think of adding cucumber to sweet dishes, but it works perfectly in this exotic fruit salad.

Prepare ahead:

The salad can be refrigerated up to 2 days in advance.

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

Cooking Time5 min

Cooking Time - Text6

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Recipe Coursecold appetizer, dessert, side dish

Mealbreakfast, brunch, dinner

Moodadventurous

Taste and Texturefruity, sharp, sweet

Type of Dishfruit

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 lemongrass stalks
  • 1/3 cup granulated or raw sugar
  • 2 ripe red-skinned pears
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes
  • ¼ cup packed small mint leaves

Instructions

Trim the ends from the cucumber. Cut in half lengthwise. Using a teaspoon, scoop out and discard the seeds, and thinly slice. Cut the bottom 4in (10cm) from each lemongrass stalk, and discard the tops. Discard the tough outer leaves from the lemongrass. Halve the lemongrass lengthwise and smash with a rolling pin.

Bring the lemongrass, sugar, and a scant 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the cucumber. Let cool.

Discard the lemongrass. Quarter and core the pears, and slice into thin wedges. Transfer to a serving bowl and add the green and red grapes, cucumber, and syrup. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill. Sprinkle with the mint leaves and serve chilled.

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