Vegan Pear Salad Dressing

If you are looking for a homemade vegan salad dressing recipe that is also healthy and delicious, then you are in the right place!

Homemade salad dressings are so much better than store-bought ones. They are healthier, don’t contain any fillers or preservatives, waaay cheaper, and cut down on waste.

Although I do occasionally still buy salad dressings from the store, I usually try to make my own. All you need is a piece of fruit and some other simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.

The recipe listed below is

  • Healthy
  • Plant-based
  • Cost-effective
  • Delicious

And can be made three different ways with 1 simple swap!

Vegan Pear Dressing

  • 1 pear (chopped and cored)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sherry wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 30 sec – 1 min.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

The Swaps

As I said, this recipe can be made three different ways. Not only can you make a Pear Dressing, but it can also be made into Orange Dressing or Apple Dressing by simply swapping out the pear with an orange or apple!

oranges next to mason jar with orange dressing

The Apple Dressing is fresher and lighter, while the Orange Dressing is tangy and sweet.

I have tried all three ways and each one is delicious! Although I do tend to make the pear and orange dressing the most.

You can choose to peel the skin off your apple or pear, but I find that it is not needed. The texture of the dressing is still really smooth with the skin left on (plus it adds some extra fiber)!

The ingredients in this recipe can be modified to adjust the flavors to whatever your heart desires! Let me know in the comments below if you have any suggestions or are going to try this delicious, vegan salad dressing!

6 thoughts on “Vegan Pear Salad Dressing”

  • YUM…I love to cook and create new recipes and it looks like you have a real winner here. The fact that it’s healthy is also a huge bonus! I cringe when I look at the ingredients on the store-bought dressings, wondering what in the world they are asking me to put in my body. Thanks for this! I will definitely have to try it. Could you also substitute raw honey in for the maple syrup?

    • Awesome, I’m glad you liked it Steve! And I feel the exact same way when buying store-bought dressings. They are usually loaded with tons of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. You can definitely substitute the maple syrup for raw honey! 

  • Okay. Firstly, please and please I’ve always wanted answers to some questions, in relation to this post.

    My question is, what’s the difference between a Vegan and a Vegetarian? 

    And second, I’m a lover of salads, but I’m not a vegan, would you still recommend that I make the Vegan salad dressing recipe? 

    • A vegetarian is someone who excludes animal meat (including fish) from their diet, but still consumes dairy and/or eggs. 

      A vegan excludes all animal products and by-products including meat, dairy, and eggs from their diet. 

      But, everyone is different! I know lots of vegans who still eat eggs from time to time, or vegetarians who still eat fish (called pescetarians). 

      As a lover of salads, I definitely recommend making your own salad dressing at home (vegan or not)! It will be much healthier, tastier, and cheaper! Give this recipe a try and see what you think! 

  • This salad looks delicious. I love rocket and I love the name too. Since moving to Canada I just can t get used to calling it arugula, It will always be rocket to me!

    • Thank you! Ah, yes I found out a couple years ago that a lot of other countries call it rocket! I love the name too haha!

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