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Grapefruit Vinaigrette

By Melissak

Its starting to get really, really cold here in South Africa and thinking about warmer days gets any young soul through the hardships that s winter.  So what would any kind of crazy person do……Make a really refreshing salad dressing to go with a really cold salad.


This is a delightfully simple vinaigrette that’s got the bitterness of grapefruit and the sweetness of maple syrup.





  • 1/2 a grapefruit, squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or any other liquid sweetener)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped chives
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined ( combined enough for a vinaigrette)


Drizzle over any salad of choice and sit back and reminisce about summer.


On a completely different note.  My lovely boyfriend surprised me with a new camera last night.  It was the most amazing thing anyone has ever done for me.  Just a random gift for no reason, obviously I’m a very lucky girl.  

Some of my first photos taken on my new camera: 



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