Arugula and grapefruit salad , a citrusy tart grapefruit with slightly bitter arugula and wake me up oniony vinaigrette brings the pop of color and flavors of Spring.
Winter has been pretty tough and the much awaited Spring showed up reluctantly just last week. I have been eagerly waiting to break free from soups and chilies for the time being at least. The Sun has been on peekaboo mode and heavy rain is in the process of washing down all the salt accumulated on the sidewalk. Phew! Gloomy dark days go away... May please come fast...
Well, as they say everything starts in the mind so lets clean up and fill with fresh thoughts and food:)
The tart grapefruit and bitter arugula with the heat of pearl onion is the right combination to wake u up and feel good. The grapefruits I had however was not looking pinkish or ruby red enough for me so the sweet mini peppers were brought out for the pop up color I need the most.I am done with nuts or cheese on top for anything for atleast for a month or two but feel free to add ur favorite grated variety.
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