Grapefruit Salad with Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese

So this was lunch today.  I thought about posting just the Grapefruit Vinaigrette, but really the whole thing deserves credit.

I love grapefruit.  I think grapefruit is one of those things you either love or hate, and I love it.  Since citrus season is in full effect, the fridge is chock-full of ’em.

Citrus pairs remarkably well with blue cheese.  Toss in some spicy pecans and some sweet grapefruit vinaigrette and you have the makings of an awesome salad.  I should mention that although the vinaigrette is made with grapefruit juice, it really isn’t sour.  Of course, if you want it to be more sour, up the juice or decrease the amount of honey.

P.S. – I’m also not going to tell you how much stuff to put in your salad.  I think that’s up to you.

Grapefruit Salad with Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese

Mixed Salad Greens
Grapefruit Wedges
Blue Cheese crumbles
Spiced Pecans

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup olive oil

You can do this in a food processor, blender, or bowl.  Put the grapefruit juice and honey in the mixing container of your choice.  Mix and while processor or blender is on (or if your using a bowl, whisk furiously), slowly add olive oil and emulsify.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

For Salad:
Put mixed greens on a  plate.  Top with grapefruit wedges, blue cheese, spiced pecans, and grapefruit vinaigrette.  NOM!


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