I like to offer objective opinions about foods and restaurants, and don't ever want anyone to think that I've been swayed by having received a freebie. So I explained that I don't do product reviews, but that I'd be interested in trying the samples if that condition were acceptable. And it was!
So a lovely woman named Tara sent me some coupons that enabled me to try Simply Orange, Simply Apple or Simply Grapefruit juices. I adore grapefruit juice -- if I had to choose a favorite of all the many varieties, it would be grapefruit without question.
I happily took my coupon and exchanged it for a free bottle. Now, other than drinking a glass of it, what else might I do??? I would love to marinate chicken in a grapefruit-based sauce, but I can't have the chicken here in the vegetarian home I'm currently staying at. But with the warm weather of Spring having peered in for a few days, a salad sounded awfully tempting.
And so, I made a grapefruit vinaigrette. This is absolutely ridiculously easy to make, takes a whopping 45 seconds or so to mix, and is vividly bright and refreshing on a green salad. Toss in a little shredded parmesan, some dried cranberries, and even some pieces of fresh grapefruit, and a perfect light meal is ready!
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Whisk all ingredients together. That's it!