Pears and walnuts are the perfect foil for this earthy black-tea vinaigrette. Parmesan curls make a beautiful garnish.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 1997


Earl Grey Vinaigrette


Instructions Checklist
  • To make vinaigrette: Combine tea, vinegar, oil, shallots and mustard in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

  • To make salad: Toss greens with 1/4 cup vinaigrette in a large salad bowl. Arrange on 8 salad plates. Toss pears in the bowl with the remaining vinaigrette. Arrange on greens. Top with walnuts, Parmesan curls and pepper. Serve immediately.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 0.6g; dietary fiber 0.1g; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.1g; monosaccharides 0g; disaccharides 0.1g; other carbs 0.4g; fat 5.6g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 1.2g; poly fat 3.1g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 2.9mg; potassium 14.8mg; sodium 51mg; omega 3 fatty acid 0.5g; omega 6 fatty acid 2.5g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; water 0.8g; ash 0.3g; vitamin a iu 15.1IU; vitamin a re 4.1RE; vitamin a carotenoid 0.2RE; vitamin a retinol 3.9RE; vitamin a carotene 1.3mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0.3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; vitamin c 0mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0mg; vitamin e iu 0.1IU; vitamin e mg 0mg; folate 2.1mcg; vitamin k 0.6mcg; pantothenic acid 0mg; calcium 38.7mg; copper 0mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 4.2mg; manganese 0.1mg; phosphorus 30.7mg; selenium 0.7mcg; zinc 0.2mg; 40 butyric 0.1g; 60 caprioc 0g; 80 caprylic 0g; 100 capric 0g; 120 lauric 0g; 140 myristic 0.1g; 160 palmitic 0.6g; 180 stearic 0.2g; 161 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 1.2g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 2.5g; 183 linolenic 0.5g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; alanine 0.1g; arginine 0.1g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0.1g; isoleucine 0.1g; leucine 0.2g; lysine 0.1g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0.1g; proline 0.2g; serine 0.1g; threonine 0.1g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0.1g; valine 0.1g; pyramid fat 0; exchange fat 0; energy 57.3kcal; aspartic acid 0.1g; glutamic acid 0.4g; phytosterols 7.3mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; biotin 0.5mcg; iodine 0.2mcg; molybdenum 0.7mcg; 200 arachidic 0g; pyramid meat 0; exchange very lean meat 0; exchange starch 0; theobromine 0mg; pyramid milk 0; exchange meat 0.