Pear season is in full swing and you may be looking for some creative ways to use up this fall fruit. While your first thought might be to throw it in a fruit salad or into a smoothie bowl, we think that this autumn favorite deserves the spotlight. Our creamy Pear Gorgonzola Dressing combines the sweet flavor of pears with the sharp and salty taste of Gorgonzola cheese. It’s a unique addition to your fall salad recipes that is sure to impress your holiday guests.
A quick zip in the blender is all it takes to create this Pear Gorgonzola Dressing. Just combine the simple yet flavorful ingredients: Light mayonnaise, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, Gorgonzola cheese and olive oil create a decadent creaminess without too much fat. Minced garlic, white wine vinegar and a dash of black pepper pump up the flavor without many calories. Finally, canned pears and a small amount of pear juice are what really make this salad dressing something special.
Drizzle this dressing over your favorite dark, leafy greens! We love it with arugula, spinach and kale for a seasonal salad that’s packed with nutrition. Throw in some other fall-inspired ingredients that you love, including onions, broccoli, sweet potatoes, apple slices and pecans. Take this one along to your next holiday party and watch as the bowl disappears!
One serving of this Pear Gorgonzola Dressing contains 84 calories. It counts as three Extras on your Nutrisystem meal plan. NuMi by Nutrisystem is the perfect weight loss app to help you keep track of your daily Vegetables and Extras. The easy-to-use journal provides an organized place to log your food intake, water, physical activity and weight loss progress. You can even set helpful reminders, shop for your favorite Nutrisystem foods and participate in fun tracking challenges! Enjoy the extra support throughout your journey with a FREE app that has everything you need. Click here to log this recipe in NuMi! >
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Calories per Serving: 84
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 3 Extras
- ¼ cup light mayonnaise
- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 oz. Gorgonzola cheese
- ½ Tbsp. olive oil
- ½ Tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 tsp. white wine vinegar
- 3 slices of canned pears + 2 Tbsp. pear juice
- 1 dash of black pepper
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.