Monday, October 11, 2010

September 30, 2010: Grapefruit vinaigrette

Our dinners for the week turned out to be a hodge-podge of delicious improvisation, which fitted in with having salad dressing as our calendar recipe for the month. We made a basic greens and carrot salad to have with our beany polenta dinner and I knocked this dressing together to accompany it.

It's all very quick and easy and it added a nice citrus tang to our fairly plain salad. I'm not really a massive grapefruit fan and I may have enjoyed this a little more with a slightly sweeter citrus base, but I'd still say this was a success.

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon agave nectar
a few pinches of salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a proper lid and shake to combine.


  1. Gorgeous list of ingredients. Sounds like a beautiful vinaigrette for these warmer impending days.

  2. Gorgeous - we've a grapefruit tree now and I've been looking for ideas.

  3. Thanks, Emma and Lucy! Funny that you both use the word 'gorgeous'; I was actually thinking that this is one of the uglier salad dressings we've made. :-D