Spinach Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette


  • 1 bunch spinach leaves or 6-8 oz baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnut halves
  • 4 oz ricotta salata
  • 1 Ruby red grapefruit supremed
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 Ruby red
  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced


  1. Juice the grapefruit and oranges.
  2. Grate the zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime.
  3. Peel and juice the lemons and limes.
  4. Combine the lemon and lime zest, lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange juices, garlic, shallot and vinegars in a bowl and mix well.
  5. Whisk in the olive oil and canola oil gradually. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Peel the grapefruit and oranges and pull apart into sections.
  7. Place the washed spinach in a bowl with the grapefruit sections and walnuts.
  8. Toss with 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette. Add more dressing if desired.
  9. Arrange the salad on serving plates, being sure that each gets a few grapefruit segments and walnuts.
  10. Sprinkle each salad with crumbled ricotta salata and serve immediately.