Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This bright grapefruit vinaigrette salad dressing is the perfect dressing for any salad. Use it liberally! Just a few ingredients shaken together!


Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Jump to Recipe

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!

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

1 cup
Prep Time:
Total Time:
Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Print Recipe

Rate This Recipe

Just a moment please...

Did you make this?

Instagram logo

Snap a photo and tag @macheesmo so I can see your work.

This bright grapefruit vinaigrette salad dressing is the perfect dressing for any salad this time of year. Use it liberally! Just a few ingredients shaken together!


2 tablespoons minced shallot
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of hot sauce


  1. Mince shallot very fine and add to a jar with a lid. Add other ingredients and shake well!
  2. Shake right before serving as well.
  3. 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.

Grapefruit Vinaigrette
The squeeze.

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.

Grapefruit vinaigrette ingredients
Measured things.

Shake it up like crazy and you’re done!

How to make Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Shake it up.

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.

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Keep any leftovers you have in an airtight jar in the fridge. It’ll keep for 2 weeks at least!

Here are a few other great salad dressing recipes!

2 Responses to “Grapefruit Vinaigrette” Leave a comment

  1. I have a grapefruit tree and just made a grapefruit vinaigrette the other day as I was thinking of ways to eat grapefruit. I added some fresh grapefruit to the salad as well. Mmmm!

  2. This dressing is fantastic and super quick and easy to make. I had this vinaigrette over salmon/tuna cakes with a side of lettuce. Will definitely be saving this and making it again.

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published.