A light no-oil pear salad dressing with anjou pears, poppy seeds, mint and marjoram. Its a very light salad dressing that can be used in almost any salad recipe
Here I am, posting yet ANOTHER Salad dressing recipe!
Somebody STOP me!!
On second thoughts, don’t stop me because I want to continue creating delicious, healthy salad dressings for all of you!
This post was originally published on March 30, 2019 at 4:32pm. I added new images and recipe video before re-publishing it.
Tips for making this dressing
– Use a ripe red anjou pear for this dressing. It will be at the peak of it sweetness which means you won’t have to add extra sugar
– Store the salad dressing in a well-sealed glass bottle and refrigerate immediately after making it
– Use a food processor on the slowest cycle to blend the dressing
– There is no oil in this dressing because I don’t like pears and oil in the same recipe. Plus, its healthier to skip the oil in this recipe
– Make sure you use up the pear salad dressing within 2 weeks of making it
The good about this salad dressing
- Its a low carb salad dressing
- Its a fully vegan salad dressing
- This pear salad dressing is a low sodium dressing
- This dressing has a little ginger in it, which has so many benefits
- There is ZERO oil in this dressing
- Takes less than 5 minutes to make
- Can be put in almost any recipe. I put it into a really delicious and portable watermelon and arugula salad recipe
- The poppy seed in this salad dressing add more nutritional benefit. Poppy seeds are rich in calcium, phosphorus, manganese and so much more. Read more about its nutritional benefits on LiveStrong.
The bad about this dressing
Frankly, I can’t seem to find anything bad about this recipe. 🙂 I dare you to find something bad about it!
This pear ginger dressing is perfect for making any time of the year. Use the pear that is in season to make this dressing.
Common questions when making this dressing
No, I don’t recommend leaving the skin on when making it. The pear is blended in a food processor which doesn’t do a good job of chopping up the skin.
Also, it ruins the taste and texture of the salad dressing, so, peel skin before adding it to the processor
You can put the pear skin in a compost bin or put it around a new tree you are growing. It will become a natural fertilizer
Alternatively, you can put it in a veggie broth recipe with other leftover veggies
Yes, it can be frozen. The best way to freeze it is to pour the pear salad dressing in ice cubes and cover the top of the ice cubes. When you are ready to use it, thaw out the number of cubes you need. Thaw the ice cubes at room temperature.
More salad dressing recipes
I have a love for salad dressings, as you may have guessed. Below, are some of my favorite dressings made with fresh ingredients. Additionally, I also happen to have a roundup where I collected 4 dressings that take less than a minute to make.
Homemade dressing made with fresh oranges and star anise.
Have you tried za’atar spice? Also known as Sumac seasoning, this is the perfect seasoning to put in your vinaigrette.
Homemade blueberry vinaigrette made with fresh blueberries and balsamic. This dressing is a must-make for my family.
It’s your turn to tell me all about your love of pears and tell me about your favorite pear recipe that you have been making ever since you can remember!
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Pear Salad Dressing Recipe
- Food Processor
- 1 Anjou red pear Peeled, roughly chopped, seeds discarded
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- 3 leaves fresh mint remove the stem
- ½ tsp marjoram
- ½ tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp ginger minced
- ½ tsp salt optional
- 1 tsp water optional
- ½ tsp poppy seeds
- In a blender, place all the ingredients, EXCEPT THE POPPY SEEDS
- Blend on low speed until everything is fully blended
- Add the poppy seeds and mix with a spoon
- Transfer to a glass dressing bottle
- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before putting it in salads