Cactus Pear Salsa

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Recipe: #41068

July 02, 2023

"Recipe source: The Turtle Bay cookbook Makes 4 cups. Suggestion: serve chilled on roasted duck, pork or salmon."

Original is 20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (112.9 g)
  • Calories 30.1
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 16.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 1.1 g
  • Calcium - 17.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 33.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a saucepan over medium heat add 7 of the cactus pears and the juices and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until fruit is soft. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2

Place a sieve over a bowl and push the cooked fruit (and juices) through the sieve with the back of a wooden spoon, reserving liquids but discarding solids.

Step 3

Cut up 3 cactus pears and add to the strained juice along with the remaining ingredients (-salt), stirring well to combine.

Step 4

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.

How to peel a cactus pear

Step 5

While holding the pear with a fork, slice and 1/2 inch off the top and bottom ends with a sharp knife. Make a slit in the skin the length of the fruit cut through the skin to the flesh (but not through the flesh). Push skin away from the fruit with a knife as you roll away from you with the fork. The skin will peel away and then you can pick up the fruit with your hands.


No special items needed.

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