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Pear Vinaigrette Recipe
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Pear Vinaigrette

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"This is a light and lovely salad dressing that lends itself well to a simple and elegant salad. I love to use it on a salad of butter lettuce, arugula, goat cheese, and caramelized pecans - simply delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Blend the pear, white wine, garlic, Dijon mustard, white balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and sea salt in a blender until well combined; drizzle the olive oil into the mixture in a thin, steady stream while continuing to blend. Blend a few seconds longer until the salad dressing is thick and creamy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2012

Wow - now this is a vinaigrette! And just as the submitter states - it's a light and lovely salad dressing that lends itself to a simple and elegant salad. This was so easy to put together and was perfect accompnaiment to a Thanksgiving meal. And I must say I'll definitely be making this for other special occasions. It's a great combination of flavors and everyone enjoyed it. I did opt to used canned pears along with a little bit of the juice vs. a fresh pear. I also used a very nice Chardonnay for the white wine and after it was done blending I did add just a touch of honey for sweetness. This definitely gets better over time and thickens up so be sure to make it the night before. This was fabulous over a mix of butter lettuce, dried cranberries, chopped apples and pears, toasted walnuts, and topped with goat cheese crumbles. Great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2012

Meh....I was hoping this would be a really different tasting dressing. The ingredients really looked good to me, that's why I made it. It just tasted like vinegar with mustard in it to me. I wouldn't guess pear at all. I think next time I will increase the pear and only put it 1 tps of mustard.

Oct 24, 2011

This is without a doubt one of the best salad dressings I've ever had. I loved how the combo of the sweet and the tart blended so well with a Northwest inspired salad. Rather than use fresh pears in the dressing, I did use 3 home-canned pear halves. The rest of the dressing was made exactly as written and will be made many times more. Incredibly delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.

Nov 13, 2011

This is a very delicious dressing, especially when made with home canned pears. My pear wasn't quite as sweet as I would have liked, so I was glad to have had Avon's first so I knew the difference! As with all salad dressings, this gets better as it sits so the flavors meld together. Yum!

Nov 13, 2011

I made this as written using light olive oil rather than extra virgin. When I first tasted it, I thought the white wine (I used a nice chardonnay) was overpowering, but it seemed to mellow out as it sat, so I would suggest making this in advance. I don’t think my pear was very sweet, so I did end up putting about 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in it which made it just right. I served this on a salad of mixed greens chopped pear, toasted pine nuts and feta cheese. Very good! I’d like to try it with apple next time.

Jan 01, 2012

I'm not a salad person but let me tell you I cleaned my salad plate & about licked it to boot! This was a fantastic! salad dressing! LOVE IT!!!!

Jan 28, 2012

Perfect as is. Very tasty!

Apr 10, 2012

Really delicious , Love, that the sweetness is coming from the ripe pear. I had to sub cider vin for the white balsamic, didnt seem to matter.


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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