Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons of the syrup. Combine the pears and reserved syrup with vinegar, oil, wine, salt and pepper in a blender; blend until smooth. Stir in chives.Advertisement
Ingredient Note: If you do not have any nut oil on hand, use extra-virgin olive oil.
Nut oils: Oils pressed from hazelnuts and walnuts add a special fragrance to salad dressings. And from a nutritional point of view, they are a good choice because they contain a high ratio of monounsaturated fats. Nut oils are available in specialty stores--be prepared, they can be expensive. Nut oils are prone to rancidity, so store them in the refrigerator.
Free Food (2 servings = 1/2 fat)