Cucumber, Pear, and Sumac-Onion Salad

Cucumber, Pear, and Sumac–Onion Salad

Cucumber, Pear, and Sumac–Onion Salad

This twist on a classic Israeli salad, in which Asian pear stands in for tomatoes, is a refreshing counterpart to warm, spice-roasted meats like chicken or kebabs.Neal Santos

This twist on a classic Israeli salad, in which Asian pear stands in for tomatoes, is a refreshing counterpart to the warm, spicy chicken (see page 46 for recipe) that Michael Solomonov serves it with. Sumac-flavored onions add tang to balance the sweet fruit. If you like, you can also substitute 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes, for the Asian pears.