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Roasted pear Vinaigrette

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


  • 2 other Bosc pears
  • ½ shallot, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey, optional
  • 1 teaspoon (3 g) salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, optional
  • ½ cup (120 ml) grapeseed oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  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.
  3. Place the pear mixture, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, grapeseed oil, and cinnamon into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  4. Select Variable 1. Start the machine, slowly increase to its highest speed, and blend for 50 seconds; or start the machine and allow the Smoothies program to complete.

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