Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

A few weeks ago, I received an email asking me if I was interested in receiving coupons for free bottles of juice; the presumption, of course, was that I would rave about them.

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!

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

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!




Amy said...

Yum! Sounds delish. I recently discovered how ridiculously easy making my own vinaigrette is - will have to try this one!

Karen Harris said...

Simply Orange has some really great juices. I've never tried the grapefruit but your vinaigrette sounds great.

Candace said...

I absolutely adore grapefruit...fruit, juice, the smell...whatever. Love it! This dressing sounds so yummy. I'm craving salads these days with light fruity dressing. Perfect!

Unknown said...

LOVE simple vinaigrette's like that! And grapefruit sounds wonderful!

cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

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Cranberry Morning said...

That sounds fabulous! I'm craving grapefruit juice now.

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