This is a simple, straightforward citrus vinaigrette. It’s made from freshly squeezed blood oranges, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Sweet, tart and tangy; it couldn’t be easier or more refreshing.
I approach every new year exactly the same way. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.
I am keeping to my word with this beautiful vinaigrette. Just 3 ingredients plus salt and pepper. It doesn’t get any more simple than that. It’s pretty easy to find blood oranges in the winter. They have gorgeous shades of deep red and purple. They are really sweet and insanely juicy!
This blood orange vinaigrette can dress any salad, really. And it’s so light that it’s perfect for a side salad to accompany some of winter’s heavier fare. Of course, it’s especially good when you add oranges or grapefruits to your greens!
You know, you can make this as an orange vinaigrette using your favorite variety of oranges. But if you can find blood oranges, scoop them up. Aside from it’s refreshing flavors, you’ll create a really unique and pretty vinaigrette.
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” Meister Eckhart
- ½ cup of freshly squeezed blood orange juice (about 2-3 oranges)
- ½ cup of red wine vinegar
- 1 cup of olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- several grinds of freshly cracked black pepper
- Whisk all of the ingredients together.
- Taste and season with more salt or pepper to your liking.