Pear Apple Salad Dressing

apple pear salad dressing

Are you finding those THM E salads leave you a tad grumpy? My friend Jenifer says that sometimes. Even though it made me laugh it got me thinking about seeking out alternative dressings to make our salads more fun and bring more joy to our meals. The flavor of this Pear Apple Salad Dressing is amazing, totally fat free and only has 6 ingredients.

Six simple ingredients that will bring you amazing flavor – apple, pear, on plan sweetener, tarragon, raw organic cider vinegar and lemon juice.  This will surely bring joy to your salads. I wish I could take total credit for this recipe but it was tweaked from one one of my Vitamix cookbooks. I wanted to give my new Vitamix Personal Cup and Adapter a test run and this was the perfect dressing to make since it’s a small batch recipe.

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Pear Apple Salad Dressing

Ingredients
1/2 large Organic Granny Smith Apple (4 ounces), chopped
1/2 large Organic Pear (4 ounces), chopped
1/32 teaspoon THM Stevia
1/2 teaspoon of fresh Tarragon leaves or 1 teaspoon of dried organic Tarragon
1/3 cup of Water
1 tablespoon of Braggs Raw Organic Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Directions
1. Wash and dry fruits.  Do not peel your fruit. Divide your apple and pear in half and chop into small pieces. It’s important to weigh the fruit so that you get the correct ratios. I use my Perfect Blend Pro Scale and App but any kitchen scale will work. Just remember to zero the scale after you put your container or dish on it to weigh the fruits.
2. Place your chopped fruit, tarragon, water and selected sweetener in a small sauce pan. Cover and bring to a simmer. Keep heat low and simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes until the fruit is very soft. Cool to room temperature.
3. Place your cooked fruit into the blender container and blend until very smooth. Vitamix speed is 10, 20 seconds of blending time.
4. Add the vinegar and lemon juice to the blended fruit, pulse 2-3 times on variable speed 1. Can be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator for up to a one week.  NOTE: This recipe can be doubled with the same results as long as your blending container can handle the volume.

Pear Apple Salad Dressing
 
Prep time
 
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces Granny Smith apple (chopped with peel)
  • 4 ounces pear (chopped with peel)
  • 1/16 teaspoon THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon (dried)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry fruits. Do not peel your fruit. Divide your apple and pear in half and chop into small pieces. It's important to weigh the fruit so that you get the correct ratios. I use my Perfect Blend Pro Scale and Application but any kitchen scale will work. Just remember to zero the scale after you put your container or dish on it to weigh the fruits.
  2. Place your chopped fruit, tarragon, water and selected sweetener in a small sauce pan. Cover and bring to a simmer. Keep heat low and simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes until the fruit is very soft. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Place your cooked fruit into the blender container and blend until very smooth. Vitamix speed is 10, 20 seconds of blending time.
  4. Add the vinegar and lemon juice to the blended fruit, pulse 2-3 times on variable speed 1. Can be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator for up to a one week.
  5. Notes:
  6. 1. This recipe can be doubled with the same results as long as your blending container can handle the volume.
  7. 2. You can substitute 1 teaspoon THM Super Sweet or 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet for the Stevia Extract Powder.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 10 Carbohydrates: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

 

6 comments

    1. Thank you Tammy! I saw your posting about your salad workshop! What a wonderful idea and it looked like tons of fun!
  1. Yea! An E dressing that is not mustard based! I might put a smudge of MCT oil with lecithin in there to richen it a tiny bit and keep it emulsified.
    1. Shauna - I am so glad that you are enjoying this dressing. Yes, no mustard! :) Thank you for sharing your tweaks. I didn't add the MCT oil to keep it open for the options of either a garnish of crumbly cheese on a salad or adding a Trimmy light as a beverage. Best wishes on your THM journey.
  2. We made E salad in a jar at our THM get together last night and this was one of the dressing options. It may just be one of my new favorite E dressings! I was also excited to read about the Vitamix accessory! I may have to get one of those. Thank you!
    1. I am so thrilled that you are enjoying the dressing! It certainly makes an E salad sing! I do love my new cup adapter especially for small batches.

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