Sometimes called "apple pears" because of their apple-like shape and pear-like taste, Asian pears are probably one of the first domesticated fruits. With hundreds of cultivars, varieties include Japanese, Korean (which tend to be round), and Chinese (slightly more elongated) pears. Asian pear skin is matte or textured and its color ranges from green to bronze to gold.
Love the satisfying crunch of an apple and the sweet juicy flesh of a pear? Then you’re going to fall head over heels for the unique Crunchy Gold apple pear from California’s family-run Kingsburg Orchards!
Ripe Chojuro Asian pears are known for their delicious, butterscotch flavor. Asian pears are sometimes mistaken for apples because of their crispness and round shape.
Adapted from recipebinder.com
1 head of kohlrabi (greens removed), peeled
2 carrots, washed well
1 apple or Asian pear, with peel (or half of each)
1 cup leafy greens, chopped, such as Swiss chard, spinach, or kale (optional)
1 of 3 dressing choices (following)
By Chris Mittelstaedt