Andre and I have been trying to eat healthier lately. We already cut out all fast food and most processed foods. I cook at home most days and always from scratch. We are trying to eat more veggies and we started with adding salad to our diet. We have been getting the 1 pound box of mixed greens from Costco and have it for dinner or bring it to work for lunch. Andre makes a delicious balsamic vinaigrette dressing for the salad, which is simple and delicious.
However, I wanted to mix it up a bit and try something different. This last time at Costco, we bought a big box of Bartlett pears which are delicious to eat. I had a great idea to put some in our salad today. I have been developing a taste for adding fruit to my salads after that Kale Waldorf Salad I made with apple. I thought pears would be the perfect addition to our mixed greens. I made some tender chicken breasts the other day and had some leftover so I threw the remaining chicken in the salad as well.
Inspired by the Kale Waldorf Salad, I added chopped pears to the dressing. It came out incredible! I cannot believe how easy and delicious this pear dressing came out! Adding fruit to a salad is pretty easy and adding the fruit to make the dressing will definitely make the flavors come together beautifully. I will definitely be making this dressing in the future. It is a great alternative to the balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
- ½ ripe Bartlett pear, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Puree all ingredients in a blender or hand mixer.
- Add to salad and toss until salad is completely covered.