Category Archives: Salad


Honey Pear Vinaigrette

My wife fell in love with a pear, pecan and cranberry salad from a nearby restaurant and asked me to recreate the dressing. This is my close approximation.

  • 1/4 cup pear-infused balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3¬†tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Whisk all ingredients together and serve.

Bonus: The salad she liked was mixed greens, sliced pears, pecans, cranberries and a bit of blue cheese crumbled on the top. It’s great with this dressing!