Pear Parsley Salad Dressing

 2I have a huge parsley plant in our backyard that came back from last year and so have been looking for ways to utilize this super nutritious green herb in different dishes.  I came up with this Pear Parsley Dressing which my family enjoyed quite a bit.  The inspiration for this delicious gluten-free dressing came from the lovely Daniela of Daniela’s Kitchen.

While she served her Pear Dressing over arugula and fennel, I chose to serve mine over a bed of mixed greens.  Either way, healthy, delicious and delightful.  I think this dressing is especially good for entertaining as it’s so tasty and has somewhat unexpected, yet elegant flavors.

Pear Parsley Dressing

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  • 1 pear, cored and chopped (not peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup parsley, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt


  • In a vitamix, process pear, olive oil and water on high until smooth
  • Blend in parsley, garlic and salt
  • Serve over tossed greens
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the outpouring of support I received in response to this post.  I really appreciate your thoughtful responses and care!


14 responses to “Pear Parsley Salad Dressing”

  1. Thanks for your comments!

    I really liked jazzygus’ idea to add toasted hazelnuts to this salad –YUM.

    I hope you are all enjoying the greens that summer is offering us :-)


  2. I’m back for another rave review.

    I agree the flavors of this dressing were unexpected, yet elegant. Hubby and I cleaned our plates!
    We had this with dinner last night over red lettuce from the farmer’s market as well as farmer’s market parsley (wishing I had a yard to grow my own!). We both agreed that I over-did it on the garlic; I used 4 cloves instead of 3, because I like it so much, but they were pretty giant cloves. It turned out a bit too zingy, but next time I’ll just make sure to use smaller ones :-)
    This one is a keeper! Thank you Elana

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