Grapefruit Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

This Grapefruit Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette is not your ordinary salad. Loaded with flavor and texture, it is a delicious starter or a meal all by itself.

Salads should never be boring. They should be full of flavor and show stopping while still being nutritious. This beautiful grapefruit salad is a star in its own right and will hold its own against any meal.

It also packs a 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. Walnuts provide protein along with heart healthy fats.

The Champagne Vinaigrette brings this salad together with sweetness and a touch of spice. In fact, 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 to create a gorgeous as well as 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.
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