We're smack in the middle of grapefruit season and I'm loving every minute of it! Although they're available year round, the best grapefruit... the sweetest, are in peak season starting around Christmas time and continuing through the spring.
What's the difference between each variety of grapefruit, you ask? The white and pink colored ones are tart. The red grapefruits are typically mild and sweet tasting.
I absolutely love to combine the tangy sweet flavor of the ruby red grapefruit with avocado in a salad.
Or even make a whole meal out of the citrus by tossing it with shrimp or any other protein.
But my favorite thing to do with red grapefruit is to bottle up the juice and create salad dressing.
This recipe is so easy to make you're going to want to always have some ready to use in the fridge.
red grapefruit salad dressing
When grapefruit season arrives, I usually get a bunch of ruby red ones and look for new recipes to incorporate this sweet, delicious fruit into every meal I can. One of my favorite ways is to put it in salad dressing.
This blender recipe is nothing but delicious. To keep the dressing looking as red or as pink as possible, I also throw in a red onion. That way I don't have to do much chopping. Not only do these two flavors complement each other, the dressing looks beautiful!
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
2 tbsp honey
1 medium organic red onion, coarsely chopped
pink himalayan salt
Combine and puree all ingredients in a blender.
Salt to taste.
Spoon over your favorite greens
If this portion is more than you can use in a few days, you can freeze half the dressing to use in the future.