This nutrient rich dressing is a bitter-sweet concoction full of flavor and color. Wonderful on arugula, or mixed with whole grains like quinoa.
I can never buy just one or two grapefruits, I have to buy the whole bag. Which means I always end up with one or two at the bottom of the fruit bowl that are looking a little aged and dehydrated.
The miraculous thing is how good they taste – they seem even sweeter than when fresh. So I peel them and break them into sections, cut away the center rib, and pop out the concentrated but still juicy pulp from the membrane.
It’s delicious just like that mixed up in salads. But you can also mix the pulp into an oil and vinegar mix and let it marinate. Then even more of those bitter-sweet-citrusy notes come out.
Grapefruit is known for it’s many health benefits and has been shown to help curb hunger and aid weight loss, as well as being full of phyto-nutrients.
This recipe also contains chia seeds as a thickener. Chia is a blood sugar stabilizer and also helps curb hunger.
1 cup grapefruit pulp – approximately 1 grapefruit
6 T red wine vinegar – don’t get the cheapest stuff – get a rich red organic brand
4 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T chia seeds
1 tsp crushed garlic
½ tsp freshly ground mixed black pepper
½ tsp Herbamare or sea salt
- place everything in a glass jar and shake well, Can be used immediately or keep for a week in the fridge.
- use this on green salads, whole grains, or as a sauce for steamed or roasted veggies.