Recipe By Jill Tall
Published Nov 21st
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 1 1/2 cups Calories 101.1

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!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pear - peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup olive oil

Cooking Directions

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 101.1
  • Carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • Fat 9 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 59.7 mg
  • Sugar 2.2 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. Delightful! I neglected to peel my pear and it didn't seem to make a difference. I could not find white balsamic vinegar so I used brown and I used yellow mustard per personal preference. I served it over a chopped veggie salad and it was wonderful. This will be a regular in my salad dressing - Read more ...
  4. 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.
  5. Perfect as is. Very tasty!
  6. 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!!!!
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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!
  9. 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 - Read more ...