Grapefruit Vinaigrette

If you love the bright, fresh, citrus flavor of red grapefruit this easy to throw together spinach salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette will delight your taste buds.  The dressing pulls together with just 4 ingredients. Why grapefruit? Well, I feel like grapefruit is like the forgotten citrus.  It doesn’t always get a fair shake when speaking of citrus.  Since it’s February, and National Grapefruit Month, we’re celebrating with new DOLE Red Grapefruit Sunrise Fruit Bowls. One of these delicious snack packs make the perfect size for a small batch of vinaigrette, then toss the grapefruit quarters in your salad mix to add another layer of flavor and texture. The feta gives a tang that pairs nicely with the tartness of the grapefruit.

Looking for a healthy Weight Watchers lunch recipe? The salad and dressing together equal only 3 points!

I am being compensated by DOLE for my participation in this  #GrapefruitBowls campaign with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

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Grapefruit Vinaigrette Salad

Ingredients

2 cups fresh Spinach

1 TBSP Feta cheese

Fruit + Juice (separate) from 1 Dole Red Grapefruit Sunrise cup (about 1/4 cup- and it’s 100% juice!)

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 tsp. honey (We always go for local, good for allergies)

pepper to taste

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Directions:

Toss spinach, feta and grapefruit chunks in bowl.  Whisk together juice, honey, cider vinegar and pepper well, store unused dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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If you want a lighter dressing to replace the heavier cream versions this one will perk up your salad greens for sure!

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New DOLE Red Grapefruit Sunrise Fruit Bowls are naturally gluten free, contain no GMOs (genetically modified or engineered ingredients) or artificial sweeteners and feature BPA free packaging.  These Fruit Bowls are a convenient on-the-go snack and ingredient– whether you are an early riser and eat them for breakfast, or you save yours for an afternoon pick me up, or even both! They are making on the go lunches super simple for me on my weight loss journey. Healthy snacks I can bring anywhere are a must for me!

You can find the Sunrise Fruit Bowls at your local grocer with the canned fruits.

How will you be celebrating National Grapefruit Month?  Where will you take your Sunrise Fruit Bowls?

 

Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Author: Brett
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh Spinach
  • 1 TBSP Feta cheese
  • Fruit + Juice (separate) from 1 Dole Red Grapefruit Sunrise cup (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey (We always go for local, good for allergies)
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Toss spinach, feta and grapefruit chunks in bowl.
  2. Whisk together juice, honey, cider vinegar and pepper well, store unused dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  3. If you want a lighter dressing to replace the heavier cream versions this one will perk up your salad greens for sure!

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

9 comments… add one
  • So I am one of those rare people who does not like fruit in my salad. I do however love grapefruit fruit cups. I actually just got some of the dole cups on my last supermarket run
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  • I love grapefruits but I have never been able to eat them with anything. So, I just cut one in half an enjoy it with a spoon.
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  • Yum, that sounds so delicious. I just don't use grapefruit in enough recipes. It's one of my favorites, and I can't wait to try this!
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  • This is just my kind of dressing! I love grapefruit. It sounds like it would be great on any of my salads!
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  • Wow, this looks great! I wouldn't ever think to do something like this but it works and looks so good!
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  • I didn't realize it was Grapefruit month ... and I didn't realize you could buy segmented grapefruit cups. I want to make smoothies with my grapefruit!
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