Pear Maple Vinaigrette

subtly sweet

subtly sweet

We came back from our New Year’s trip to Canada with armfuls of maple syrup, like some sort of deviant sweetener smugglers.

I can’t help it, I’m addicted to the stuff. It’s #2 on my list of favourite Canadian exports (#1 being hubs, of course).

who knew tree sap could taste so good?

who knew tree sap could taste so good?

And it pretty much goes with everything – except cheese. First person to show me a tasty cheese and maple recipe earns my lifelong admiration.

oh tiny blender, you have seen some things

oh tiny blender, the stories you could tell

In the meantime, I’m using it on salads. In particular this salad here:

it was a carrot, almond and lettuce salad, in case you're interested

it was a carrot, almond and lettuce salad, in case you’re interested

Pear Maple Vinaigrette (makes about a cup)

  • 1/2 large, ripe pear, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  1. In a food processor, blend the pear with the maple syrup and vinegar.
  2. Drizzle in the olive oil until completely combined. Serve over salad leaves.

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14 thoughts on “Pear Maple Vinaigrette

  1. yum! we’re hoping for a good maple-syrup season this year – we tap some of our trees and make our own 🙂
    i have a great salad recipe that pairs a maple vinaigrette with breaded and baked chevre…the combo works well in this case (but maybe using chevre gets me off on a techicality as it goes with just about anything).

  2. I am a vinaigrette junkie as well as maple syrup so this really made my day! Also, there is a recipe on Epicurious for maple cheesecake w/cranberry compote…A-MAZ-ING! Total keeper 🙂

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