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
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
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.