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Spinach and Pistachio Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Spinach & Pistachio Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette || Aggie's Kitchen

You know I’m all about salads. I am usually inspired by whatever ingredients I have in my fridge, but usually the basics often include the trifecta of fresh greens, cheese and nuts. It’s just a no-brainer to an awesome salad mix in my opinion. Add in any extra veggies or fruit and you are set.

I happen to come upon plenty of grapefruit regularly around this time of year, my grandpa’s tree is an amazing producer and I love that he sends me home with large bags of them whenever I see him during the grapefruit months. My mom just brought me some this past weekend and I couldn’t help but remember this simple grapefruit vinaigrette I made a couple of years ago. I ate this Spinach and Pistachio Salad pretty often drizzled with that bright vinaigrette and I’m ready to make it again. Like today, for lunch.

Simple Grapefruit Vinaigrette | Aggie's Kitchen

Need a little extra protein on your salad? Some rotisserie chicken or broiled fish or seafood would be perfect with this Spinach and Pistachio Salad. Enjoy!

Print Recipe

Spinach and Pistachio Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Yield: makes 2 salads

Ingredients:

  • about 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced very thin
  • approximately 1/4 cup shelled pistachios (whole or roughly chopped, up to you)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • Grapefruit Vinaigrette, for serving

Directions:

For 2 salads:

  1. Place baby spinach, red onion, pistachios and gorgonzola into two large bowls or plates. Top with a 2-3 tablespoons each of Grapefruit Vinaigrette.

To turn this salad into a fuller meal, add rotisserie chicken or broiled fish or seafood for extra protein.

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9 comments on “Spinach and Pistachio Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette”

  1. I always skip lunch and have got to stop! You know I always love your salad inspirations…. and LOVE citrus flavors in winter. Pinning this to make soon for lunch or a great quick dinner with chicken. PS ~ Beautiful pics GirlFriend!

  2. Your salad recipes just keep getting better and better, Aggie! I eat grapefruit and citrus every day during the cold months and I love using citrus to make vinaigrette–so easy and tasty! You’re so lucky that your Nonno grows his own grapefruit–what a special gift!

  3. I love making homemade salad dressings and this grapefruit vinaigrette will be my next one!

  4. This is such a great mix of flavors, I can’t wait to try it!

  5. I can’t wait to dive into this scrumptious salad! Great flavors,love the addition of grapefruit vinaigrette!

  6. I have a couple grapefruits calling me to make this salad. If only they came from your grandfather’s tree. Love that!!

  7. I love pistachios so much and this salad looks yum!

  8. I have complete citrus fruit envy!!!! This is gorgeous Aggie – You always inspire me with your salads!! Although I must admit, I’ve been on a soup kick lately it’s so cold – haha. xoxo

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