Pear Champagne Vinaigrette

Champagne Pear VinaigretteMarch 19, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.

Dressed for Success

Dressing defines the salad.  Literally. The word “salad” is derived from the Latin salata (salty), because during the time of the Ancient Romans, vegetables were seasoned with brine or salty oil-and-vinegar dressings.

If you want your salad to be defined by something uniquely delicious, we suggest Trader Joe’s Low Fat Champagne Pear Vinaigrette. Introduced almost a decade ago, this fresh dressing quickly became a top seller, stimulating excitement in salad circles. It still does. Made in California with golden Champagne vinegar, sweet Anjou pear purée, tangy bits of creamy Gorgonzola cheese and hints of cinnamon and brown sugar, it easily enlivens greens and vegetables. It’s a natural with spinach salads, and it also lends great character to a combination of Butter Lettuce, dried cherries and toasted slivered almonds. The fact that it adds only 2.5 grams of fat and 45 calories per serving only enhances its attractiveness, as does our exceptional price of $2.99 for each 12 ounce bottle. If you want your salad to be a definitive sensation, find Trader Joe’s Low Fat Champagne Pear Vinaigrette in our refrigerator cases!

Culinary Curiosity: Champagne vinegar is made from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir grapes of the Champagne region of France, the same ones used in the eponymous bubbly.


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