Daily Recipe :: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

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We’re on a salad kick. What can we say? We love how many varieties of salad options there are, and how by adding a handful of nuts or some chicken you’ve got yourself a complete meal. This recipe calls for grapefruit and avocado, a match made in heaven if we do say so ourselves. Not only do those two make a delicious pair, they’re also beautiful together. This is the kind of salad you make for a potluck or dinner party, as the green of the avocado is the perfect accent to the bright pink of the grapefruit.

Yes, we do find art in our food.

The other thing we love about this salad is it’s extremely easy to make (like most salads), and fits with all the dietary restrictions that you or your friends and family may have. If you feel so inclined, make a double batch of the dressing to have on hand when that salad craving hits you again. It’ll keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Happy eating!

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

From: One Perfect Bite


  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp grated onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds


  • 2 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned into cubes
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce

To make poppy seed dressing: In a food processor or with a mixer, combine sugar, honey, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, onion, salt and paprika. Pour in oil and continue mixing until dressing is thick. Blend in poppy seeds. Refrigerated dressing will keep for 2 to 3 weeks. If it separates, process or mix again before serving.

To make the salad: Arrange a bed of romaine on each of 4 salad plates. Top with avocado and grapefruit pieces. Drizzle each salad with 1 tablespoon dressing. Makes 4 servings.


Written by cscdavis

April 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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