- 3/4 Cup Blood Orange Juice – fresh squeezed
- 1 Teaspoon Blood Orange Zest – micro planed
- 2 or 1/4 Cup Shallots – minced
- 2 Cloves Garlic – minced
- 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Champagne Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Sherry Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- Dash Black Pepper
Add the mustard, orange juice, orange zest and salt to a medium bowl then whisk together.
Next whisk in the champagne vinegar, sherry vinegar and then slowly whisk in the olive oil. Stir in the garlic and shallots.
Blood oranges red pigment contains anthocyanins, a “Super Antioxidant” which is what gives the color to fruits, plants and vegetables like berries and red wine. They are as good for you as other citrus but with the added anthocyanins. They have anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in preventing cancer, diabetes and bacterial infections. It also helps reduce the risk of heart disease and LDL cholesterol accumulation. They help to defend blood vessels from oxidative damage and are loaded with vitamin C stimulating collagen production. An over all help for the body to heal itself.