Asian Pear and Cucumber Slaw Recipe | Yummly

Asian Pear and Cucumber Slaw

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Asian Pear and Cucumber Slaw

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This dish pairs well with my Chinese Five-Spice-and-Maple-Glazed Pork Chops. The Asian pear, native to China, Japan and Korea, has a sweet flavor with a crisp texture, marries well with a variety of flavors and is a quick no-cook side dish option. A plastic V-slicer or mandolin will make quick work of cutting the Asian pears and cucumber into matchsticks…

Recipe courtesy of Grand Champion of the popular cooking competition, “Chopped” and recent winner of “Iron Chef America” — Chef Madison Cowan on behalf of the National Pork Board

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  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger root (finely grated)
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (crushed)
  • 2 Asian pears (peeled and sliced into matchsticks)
  • 1 cucumber (large, peeled, seeded, and sliced into matchsticks)
  • 3 scallions (white and green parts, thinly sliced on the diagonal.)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (coarsely chopped)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts (coarsely chopped)
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    1. Whisk lime juice, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and chile in a medium bowl. Add Asian pears, cucumber, scallions, and cilantro, and mix well. Season with salt. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
    2. Sprinkle the slaw with peanuts and serve with a slotted spoon onto 6 dinner plates alongside each Chinese Five-Spice-and-Maple-Glazed Pork Chop.
    3. Link to Chinese Five-Spice-and-Maple-Glazed Pork Chops recipe
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