Grapefruit soda dressing

For a citrusy vinaigrette, we used a grapefruit soda and mixed it with a touch of mustard, grapefruit juice and seasonings. It's delicious. (Photo by Bill Hogan)

Subtle flavors, minimal sugar and adult tastes, it's the new world of carbonated beverages. While these drinks are lovely to sip, take advantage of the fizzy drinks in cooking too.

For a citrusy vinaigrette, we used a grapefruit soda and mixed it with a touch of mustard, grapefruit juice and seasonings. It was perfect, drizzled over a shrimp and grapefruit salad.

Shrimp, avocado and grapefruit salad with grapefruit soda dressing

Prep: 20 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Cook: 3 minutes
Servings: 4 main-course servings

Dressing:
2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
1/4 cup grapefruit soda
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup canola oil

Salad:
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 package (8 oz) mixed spring greens
2 grapefruit, cut into segments