Monday, April 20, 2009

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

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This is a super simple salad that celebrates spring. Okay, "spring" is a code word for "I'm too lazy to cook and wash dishes." But, this salad is very refreshing and vibrant despite the minimal effort that I put into it.
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 large grapefruit, supremed
  • 1 large avocado, pit and skin removed and sliced
  • 3 cups of mixed spring greens
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
For the dressing, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, lime juice, lime zest, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil in a medium bowl. Combine by whisking with a fork. Drizzle the dressing over avocado slices, grapefruit and greens. Toss to coat. Pretty easy, eh?

The creaminess of the ripe avocado provides textural contrast to the sweet juicy grapefruit. The citrus juices really enhance fresh and crisp greens. This salad makes a light, healthy and delicious spring lunch.

1 comment:

  1. This salad looks great and very refreshing.