I used to be very good about making my own salad dressing. There was a pre-child time of my life when I would scoff at store-bought salad dressing. I will admit that this is no longer the case and if you open my fridge you will find a few bottles of the stuff. But when I first tried this Grapefruit Vinaigrette on a fresh salad, I was zapped back to that time of homemade salad dressings.
Homemade salad dressings are just the best.
They are really relatively fast (although not as fast as unscrewing a lid). But the flavors are so fresh and clean. I find myself eating more salad when I have a good homemade dressing.
This time of year when grapefruit is at its prime, this grapefruit vinaigrette is a must try! Shake it up and give it a go!
- Mince shallot very fine and add to a jar with a lid. Add other ingredients and shake well!
- Shake right before serving as well.
- Vinaigrette will keep well in the fridge for 2 weeks.
Grapefruit Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
If you are going to bother making this salad, please squeeze a fresh grapefruit. It’s worth the squeezing.
If you can’t find good grapefruit, you could substitute other citrus for this, although you’ll have to adjust the seasoning proportions a bit probably.
Add the juice to a jar with a lid along with minced shallots (very tiny!), olive oil, mustard, salt, pepper, and just a dash of hot sauce.
You could add a dash of vinegar if you wanted but I find the grapefruit juice has enough bite to it.
Shake it up like crazy and you’re done!
The Grapefruit Vinaigrette is a bright dressing that is light enough to use liberally on salad. Of course, you can still overdress a salad with it if it’s soggy wet, but it won’t overpower the flavors in the salad.
Keep any leftovers you have in an airtight jar in the fridge. It’ll keep for 2 weeks at least!