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.
Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad
Author: Liz the Chef
A fresh, fruity salad based on seasonal ingredients.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh pink grapefruit juice
- ¼ teaspoon finely grated pink grapefruit zest
- 1 pinch sea salt.
- 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
- Whisk together vinaigrette and set aside.
- Combine avocado, grapefruit, celery and red onion. Toss with vinaigrette.
- Arrange greens on 2 salad plates. Top with dressed salad. Serve.
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.
Lots of variations for this salad –
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!)
Sppring is just around the corner, Jayne.
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.
Thanks, Suzanne, I hope to stick with the challenge – next time, I won’t delete my photo in the blog hop 😉
This looks really good 🙂 And I have all the ingredients right here Liz! Great looking salad indeed!
A very Florida salad, I should think, Wendy.
Wonderful! I’ve never used grapefruit in salads, and now I think it’s such a natural component!
It was pretty and refreshing – will try to make more often, especially as it warms up.
That’s really pretty and I love the idea of a vinaigrette made with grapefruit juice!
Karen, it works! I made it again for supper with grilled salmon…
Looks so refreshing, Liz!
Thanks, Carol –
I miss grapefruit! I’m on a statin and doctor says NO. It looks yummy.
I did not know that about grapefruit, Carol – sorry.
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.
Great idea, Elizabeth, to pair with spicy food –
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.
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.
This looks so tasty and vibrant. Love!!
Thanks, Brandon, I liked the suggestion in earlier comments to combine it with spicy food.
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!
A fun challenge – looking forward to participating as often as I can.
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.
You were definitely down with flu then – someone suggested pairing it with spicy food – I loved the idea.