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

Amber's Notebook said...

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

Cassie Lee said...

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?

RosaLovesDC said...

Delicious! I love this avocado/grapefruit combo.

MG said...

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

Julie and Lauren said...

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

Linley said...

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

Collections said...

I love grapefruit as well. This looks so delicious.

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Leah said...

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

xo L.

Nikki said...

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

Nicole Marie said...

looks so delicious anna!

Taylor said...

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

asequindressatbreakfast said...

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

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Kendra said...

I love avocado soo much!

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

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

Martina Lynne :: The Life Academic said...

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!

ashley.warner said...

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

-ashley from the {heart} of life is good

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Laura J said...

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
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Ashleigh said...

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!

Kayla said...

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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Alicia said...

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!!

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

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

xo tamra

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La Petite Olga said...

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

Josie said...

Oh, it's so pretty and exactly what I need to get ready for spring. Sounds delicious!
xo Josie
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Bud and Leo said...

Looks so delicious & refreshing!

Nubiasnonsense said...

Yummy... looks delish

{lovely little things} said...

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

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn

Lisa Fergus said...

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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Valerie said...

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

The Closet Shopper said...

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

xo,
Tracy

Aron said...

That sounds so fresh and great!

Aron
www.babymine.net

Ashleigh said...

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