Roasted Pear Vinaigrette

Serve this full-bodied vinaigrette over a bed of mixed greens with goat cheese, pistachios, and shaved pear for a deliciously satisfying salad.

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Ingredients

  • 2 (280 g) Bosc pears, seeded
  • ½ small (30 g) shallot, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup (120 ml) champagne vinegar
  • 1 (7 g) date, pitted [or 1 Tablespoon honey]
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (120 ml) grapeseed oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place pears, shallot, and garlic on a baking sheet and roast in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place the pear mixture, vinegar, date (or honey), salt, pepper, grapeseed oil, and cinnamon into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 50 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Chef's Notes

  • This flavorful vegan dressing is naturally sweetened. Homemade dressings allow you to tailor the flavor and ingredients to your palate. Add salt or keep it out. Add some extra sweetness or leave it out — make it yours!
  • Leave the skin on pears to add even more nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants to this tasty salad dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 (280 g) Bosc Pears, seeded
  • ½ (30 g) small shallot, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup (120 ml) champagne vinegar
  • 1 (7 g) date, pitted, or 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (120 ml) grapeseed oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place pears, shallot, and garlic on a baking sheet and roast in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place the pear mixture, vinegar, date (or honey), salt, pepper, grapeseed oil, and cinnamon into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 50 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Chef's Notes

  • This flavorful vegan dressing is naturally sweetened. Homemade dressings allow you to tailor the flavor and ingredients to your palate. Add salt or keep it out. Add some extra sweetness or leave it out — make it yours!
  • Leave the skin on pears to add even more nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants to this tasty salad dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 (280 g) Bosc Pears, seeded
  • ½ (30 g) small shallot, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup (120 ml) champagne vinegar
  • 1 (7 g) date, pitted, or 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (120 ml) grapeseed oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place pears, shallot, and garlic on a baking sheet and roast in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place the pear mixture, vinegar, date (or honey), salt, pepper, grapeseed oil, and cinnamon into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 50 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Chef's Notes

  • This flavorful vegan dressing is naturally sweetened. Homemade dressings allow you to tailor the flavor and ingredients to your palate. Add salt or keep it out. Add some extra sweetness or leave it out — make it yours!
  • Leave the skin on pears to add even more nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants to this tasty salad dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 (140 g) Bosc pears, seeded, quartered
  • ¼ small (30 g) shallot, peeled
  • ½ garlic clove
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) champagne vinegar
  • ½ date, pitted [or 1/2 Tablespoon honey]
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) grapeseed oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place pears, shallot, and garlic on a baking sheet and roast in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place the pear mixture, vinegar, date (or honey), salt, pepper, grapeseed oil, and cinnamon into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the blade base.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Chef's Notes

  • This flavorful vegan dressing is naturally sweetened. Homemade dressings allow you to tailor the flavor and ingredients to your palate. Add salt or keep it out. Add some extra sweetness or leave it out — make it yours!
  • Leave the skin on pears to add even more nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants to this tasty salad dressing.