Recipe

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Tart grapefruit, creamy avocado and sweet honey mint dressing combine for a great tasting, healthy salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced (about 1 small shallot)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice (squeezed from the removed membranes)
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 4 cups Bibb or leaf lettuce, washed and torn into pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Peel and segment the grapefruit, removing the white membranes. Squeeze the membrane into a bowl and reserve 2 tablespoons of juice for the dressing. Halve, pit, and peel the avocados, then slice lengthwise into half-inch slices.
  2. In a small bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking the minced shallot, fresh mint, honey, grapefruit juice, lime juice and zest, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Place a cup of lettuce on each of four salad plates. Top the lettuce with equal slices of grapefruit and avocado. Drizzle each salad with approximately 1 tablespoon of dressing.

Serving Suggestion

Perfect with a yogurt parfait for a light lunch, or accompanying roast chicken or a flaky steamed, grilled or baked fish like salmon.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 218, Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Carbohydrate: 36 g, Dietary Fiber: 9 g, Protein: 4 g