Thursday, April 24, 2014

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad


It's getting warmer around these parts which means that more and more salads are finding their way to my plate. Avocados grow like crazy where I live. Yes, I am spoiled. The little farm stands sell small avocados 25 for $5. How ridiculously cheap is that? Grapefruit is also a natural grower around here as well. San Diego might very well be a culinary heaven on earth.  I realize that avocado and grapefruit may sound like a strange pairing when you first here it, but once you try it you'll see that the two compliment each other in a way that is truly meant to be. The creaminess of the avocado combined with the citrus zing and natural bitterness of the grapefruit is just heavenly. Now, I can down just the avocado and grapefruit together, but toss it on some lettuce, add a dressing and you have yourself a meal. If you are one of those must-have meat eaters you could easily add some sliced chicken breast for your enjoyment. Seriously people, avocado and grapefruit are a match made in heaven!



Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 Servings + extra dressing for later


Ingredients

4 cups lettuce
2 large grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
2 large avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
pinch black pepper


Instructions

1. Wash the lettuce leaves (if needed) and prepare the grapefruit and avocado.

2. Make the dressing in a small mixing bowl by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt, sugar, oregano, and pepper. 

3. Serve salad with sectioned grapefruit and sliced avocado over a bed of lettuce and drizzle with lemon-dijon dressing. 

1 comment:

  1. Amazing recipe, avocadoes go well with olive oil

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