Spinach and Pink Grapefruit

Total Time
6 min
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Nutty black sesame seeds and tart grapefruit make for an intriguing spinach salad. You can find black sesame seeds in Asian markets and some supermarkets.


grapefruit juice

2 Tbsp, freshly squeezed

rice vinegar

1 Tbsp

dark sesame oil

2 tsp

low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp

sherry cooking wine

1 tsp, cream or other sweet variety

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

fresh spinach

10 oz, baby variety


1 medium, pink or white, cut into sections

sesame seeds

2 Tbsp, black


  1. To make the dressing, combine the juice, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, sherry, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Place the spinach in a large salad bowl. Add the dressing and toss gently. Top with the grapefruit and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Serve at once. Yields about 2 1/2 ounces per serving.


As with ivory-colored sesame seeds, the oil in the black seeds easily turns rancid. So, store sesame seeds in the freezer for up to 1 year, in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, or on the pantry shelf for up to 3 months.If you prefer, substitute regular sesame seeds for the black and toast them to bring out their fullest flavor.

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