I was looking for something to go with some chicken enchiladas I made last night. (They were a new recipe, and I kind of felt...meh...about them, so I'm not putting them on here. They're not shimmy-worthy.) Anywho, I was making dinner for both my family and another family, so I wanted to make it nice and actually have three dishes on the plate instead of our normal two. So I made this salad to go with it - which is one of my faaaaavorite Mexican salads, and then I saw a recipe for pear-lime salsa. I thought it would be a perfect salsa for winter, with the pears and the lime juice and all.
Makes 2 cups
2 medium shallots
1 poblano chili pepper, stemmed and seeded
2 pears, halved and cored
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp. achiote powder or 3/8 tsp. chili flakes