Pear and Yellow Pepper Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Tuesday, 09 Dec 2008


Today for lunch I made this salad using what I had on hand:  a ripe pear, a yellow pepper and some lettuce.  For some reason a creamy dressing sounded good with the pear. I chopped about one-third of the pepper and half of the pear, tossed them and the lettuce with the dressing, topped it with a little freshly grated Romano cheese, and had a couple wheat crackers on the side.


The dressing was something I mixed up and added to along the way, but I think the following ingredient list should be pretty close:

1 tablespoon lite mayo

1 tablespoon EVOO

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon finely minced shallot

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Whisk until combined, tasting to be sure ratio of ingredients is to your liking.   I added a little chopped fresh thyme to my dressing, but it overpowered the other flavors and the delicacy of the pear, so I wouldn’t recommend it.


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