Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Grapefruit + Avocado Salad (See Jane Make)


The best part about winter is that citrus fruits are in season.  I loved eating grapefruit for breakfast as a kid and I remember that my mom would keep a crate of them in the garage to in order to keep them cold (they took up too much room in the fridge).  Supposedly, winter is now over, but luckily, ruby red grapefruits are still ripe for the picking for a few more months and are as tasty as ever.  I used this recipe as a base which combines two of my favorite fruits (avocados are technically a fruit, no?); also, I added lettuce (I used Boston Bibb), red onion and toasted walnuts to make it a bit more substantial.  Note: the dressing may seem a bit salty at first taste, but it's actually supposed to be that way in order to offset the acidity of the citrus.  Trust me, once you taste it, you'll realize that it meshes quite well.

Pretty and healthy--what more do you need?

32 comments

  1. Um delish! I would love to have a bite to eat at your place lovely lady!
    xoxo

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  2. Definitely very pretty!! I always wanted to try avocado (I'm like the only person in the world who hasn't), I'm just scared of the texture...weird right?

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  3. Delicious! I love this avocado/grapefruit combo.

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  4. I love grapefruit! I will totally be making this. During the summer months, avo/mango is a nice combo as well!

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  5. Yummy! I love grapefruit in the winter, too. So tart and refreshing.
    Xx

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  6. two of my favorite foods. ever. this looks delicious - must give it a try!

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  7. I love grapefruit as well. This looks so delicious.

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  8. Looks yummy, and funny enough, these colours are inspiring me for an outift.

    xo L.

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  9. Look delish! I'll give it a try once :) x

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  10. YUM!!! Looks sooo good, I am not a huge grapefruit fan but i love everything else about this, may have to try just because!

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  11. great mind think alike-my post today is a guacamole recipe! :) love those avos! this looks so refreshing!

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  12. That sounds ridiculously yummy! Love avocados too...xo

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  13. Oh holy goodness, why have I never eaten this before? Why am I not eating this right now? Avocados and grapefruits are two of my most favorite things... Thank you so much for introducing this deliciousness into my life!

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  14. what a lovely blog! this is great!
    i just discovered you!

    -ashley from the {heart} of life is good

    www.ashley-warner.blogspot.com

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  15. This salad looks so pretty and refreshing with all the hearty comfort food I have been eating lately. I love the contrast of the tart and sweet (grapefruit) with the creamy and rich (avocado)! I have to try this asap
    Thanks!
    lj
    http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

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  16. My mouth is watering...
    I'm going to the grocery store tonight & adding this to the list, I love grapefruit & this sounds like a delicious combo!

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  17. I'm not a big avacado eater but this salad is so pretty I think I need to try it anyway!

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  18. I used to make a concoction similar to this salad all the time in college! I completely forgot about it. So refreshing and I'm a HUGE avocado fan!!

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  19. Ohh perfect salad for spring. Lovely blog you have here! newest follower!

    xo tamra

    tamrasanford.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm sitting in a sushi place and waiting for my take away, while reading this post I'm getting more and more hungry! This looks really delish!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  21. Oh, it's so pretty and exactly what I need to get ready for spring. Sounds delicious!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. Looks so delicious & refreshing!

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  23. Sounds delicious! Just found your blog, it's lovely!

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  24. oaky, I'm totally trying this! I surprisingly have all the ingredients in my house right now that I need to make it! It's meant to be! ;)

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  25. I love any salads with avocado in it. This looks so fresh and delicious and easy to make. And the salty dressings sounds amazing!

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  26. I've had this salad for two nights in a row now. It's just so yummy and refreshing.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  27. That sounds so fresh and great!

    Aron
    www.babymine.net

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  28. P.S. I made this last week & it was AWESOME!! Thanks!

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