Grapefruit Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Many people eat a salad as a first course and then forget about it. Salads are not seen as exciting and are certainly not memorable. Of course, those people have never tasted this Grapefruit Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette. It bursts with flavor and texture and deserves its own place at the table.

Salads do not have to be boring. They can be nutritious and delicious. This beautiful grapefruit salad is a star in its own right. It will hold its own against any meal.

It also packs its own nutritional punch. Arugula is nutrient dense and adds a peppery flavor. Radicchio, also known as Italian chicory, adds fiber and a delightful crunch. Grapefruit is a terrific source of vitamins and fiber.

The Champagne Vinaigrette brings this salad together with sweetness and a touch of spice. I love this salad as a meal all by itself. The different textures and the bright, tangy grapefruit, crunchy walnuts and creamy blue cheese combine with the vinaigrette make for a filling and delicious salad.

Quick and easy to pull together, this grapefruit salad will be a new favorite. Serve it as a meal with a crunchy loaf of bread or as the starter to a beautiful meal.

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Grapefruit Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
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Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Salad
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Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Salad
Vinaigrette
grapefruit salad
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Instructions
Salad
  1. In a salad spinner or a strainer, wash and strain the arugula and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Thinly slice the radicchio and add to the arugula.
  3. Finely dice the shallot. Reserve 1 tablespoon for the vinaigrette and then add remaining shallot to the salad.
  4. Use a sharp knife to peel the grapefruit, making sure to remove all of the membrane. Cut out the natural sections and slice into thirds. Add grapefruit to salad.
  5. Using tongs, mix the salad to incorporate all the ingredients.
  6. If desired, you can dress the salad with vinaigrette prior to serving. I typically add 1/2 cup of vinaigrette to the large salad, tossing well to incorporate the vinaigrette and then serve the remaining vinaigrette on the side.
Vinaigrette
  1. In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients and whisk well. Pour dressing into a cruet or dressing bottle if desired.
  2. To serve, add salad to serving bowls and sprinkle walnuts, blue cheese, and sesame seeds on top of each serving. Serve salad already dressed with vinaigrette or serve it on the side.
Recipe Notes

This Grapefruit Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette is gluten free and vegetarian.

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