Here is another pear recipe! I have been eating pears everyday. And sometimes twice a day. I have been baking with and getting creative with all things pears. I decided to make a heart-healthy salad dressing with some of these getting-too-ripe pears. If you have not ventured into making your own dressings, I highly recommend it! Store bought dressings have so many fillers and chemicals in them, not to mention lack of real nutrients. I recommend using a high-speed blender to get a wonderfully smooth texture to dressings, but a regular blender will work as well. The moisture from the pear replaces oil very nicely in a dressing. The texture also adds a bit of body and creaminess. I served this dressing over a simple bed of baby greens for a delicious, light salad. This dressing keeps for about 5 days in the refrigerator.
1 ripe pear – peeled, cored, and chopped
1 tablespoon white wine
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
6 tablespoons apple juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blend until all ingredients are incorporated thoroughly.