Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad

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As I’ve mentioned before, we get bored with green salad night after night. Looking around the kitchen earlier today, I became inspired by a pile of ripe avocados and a huge pink grapefruit.

This salad can be made in about five minutes and is a refreshing change from the usual greens and raw vegetable combination that I serve.

Feel free to add some scallion if the red onion doesn’t suit – or maybe some chopped, crisp English cucumber.

This post is part of a blog hop, new to me, from “Eat A to Z”, a healthy recipe challenge and monthly “linky” party. This month, our recipes must be based on an ingredient beginning with either “A” or “B”. Should be fun…

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Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad
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Serves: 2
 
A fresh, fruity salad based on seasonal ingredients.
Ingredients
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • ¼ teaspoon finely grated pink grapefruit zest
  • 1 pinch sea salt.
  • Salad:
  • 1 ripe Haas avocado, peeled and pitted
  • ½ pink grapefruit, cut into sections and membrane removed
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 handful baby greens, washed
Instructions
  1. Whisk together vinaigrette and set aside.
  2. Combine avocado, grapefruit, celery and red onion. Toss with vinaigrette.
  3. Arrange greens on 2 salad plates. Top with dressed salad. Serve.

 

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26 Responses to Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad

  1. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious February 15, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Love that combo of avos and grapefruit! Chives would be nice in there, too. Maybe some toasted pine nuts on top? Mmmmm…I am playing with it in my mind.

    • Liz February 15, 2014 at 9:45 am #

      Lots of variations for this salad -

  2. Jayne February 15, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Yum! What a super change from the usual leafy salad (which I am guilty of almost always making!) Saving this one for warmer times (that’s wishful thinking here!)

    • Liz February 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

      Sppring is just around the corner, Jayne.

  3. Suzanne February 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Avocado and grapefruit are a great combination and make for a delicious and refreshing salad, you are so right it’s easy to tire of the standard salad fixings. This is a lovely change. Sounds like a fun challenge also.

    • Liz February 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

      Thanks, Suzanne, I hope to stick with the challenge – next time, I won’t delete my photo in the blog hop ;)

  4. Wendy Read February 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    This looks really good :) And I have all the ingredients right here Liz! Great looking salad indeed!

    • Liz February 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

      A very Florida salad, I should think, Wendy.

  5. sallybr February 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    Wonderful! I’ve never used grapefruit in salads, and now I think it’s such a natural component!

    Loved it!

    • Liz February 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

      It was pretty and refreshing – will try to make more often, especially as it warms up.

  6. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories February 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    That’s really pretty and I love the idea of a vinaigrette made with grapefruit juice!

    • Liz February 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

      Karen, it works! I made it again for supper with grilled salmon…

  7. Carol Sacks February 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Looks so refreshing, Liz!

    • Liz February 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

      Thanks, Carol -

  8. Carol Cassara February 17, 2014 at 5:22 am #

    I miss grapefruit! I’m on a statin and doctor says NO. It looks yummy.

    • Liz February 17, 2014 at 8:27 am #

      I did not know that about grapefruit, Carol – sorry.

  9. Elizabeth February 17, 2014 at 7:22 am #

    I love this salad. I have made it for a brunch buffet as well as an accompaniment to a Mexican feast. It tastes great with spicy food. It always gets a few wows for presentation alone. Thanks for reminding me about this.

    Your blog challenge sounds fun as well.

    • Liz February 17, 2014 at 8:26 am #

      Great idea, Elizabeth, to pair with spicy food -

  10. Priscilla | ShesCookin February 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    Creamy avocado pairs so beautifully with citrus – especially grapefruit which is my fave, in cocktails and otherwise. Hubs can’t eat them because they interfere with statins, as Carol pointed out.

    • Liz February 18, 2014 at 8:01 am #

      Boy, I had not known that about statins and will tuck away, in case I have guests on statins – and my husband! Larry’s a retired physician and this was news to him as well.

  11. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence February 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    This looks so tasty and vibrant. Love!!

    • Liz February 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Thanks, Brandon, I liked the suggestion in earlier comments to combine it with spicy food.

  12. Brenda @ Meal Planning Magic February 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    This looks so light and refreshing! The avocado and grapefruit is a combo I never would have thought of. Thanks for joining the Linky Party!

    • Liz February 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

      A fun challenge – looking forward to participating as often as I can.

  13. The Wimpy Vegetarian March 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    How did I miss this? I think it must have been while I was sick. I love the combination of grapefruit and avocado!!! Love, love, love this.

    • Liz March 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

      You were definitely down with flu then – someone suggested pairing it with spicy food – I loved the idea.

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