Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

I've looked at this recipe on Pinterest for almost a year now wanting to make it. I think it intrigued me so much because the grapefruit looks a little like raw tuna with avocado.

We all know I can't have raw tuna right now and I cry about it sometimes. Seriously. So I enjoyed this salad that much more thinking that maybe it was kind of like a fancy sashimi spread. (Make believe for grown up pregnant ladies)

The grapefruit in my photos actually looks just like grapefruit...not tuna. I should have gotten a red grapefruit and the colors would have popped more.

The recipe is from Jeanette's Healthy Living blog. She got it from Ina Garten but I like Jeanette's presentation better. Jeanette has a ton of other healthy salads that get me excited lately since I crave fruit so much.

She also has a blog post on how to segment a grapefruit which is essential for this salad. I used this video too as a refresher.

I made this salad again for dinner last night. Nick took a bite and he did this like head banging motion thing and then made this sour face. I guess the kick from the grapefruit doesn't bother me as much :)

He kept eating it and said it was good, but I think you have to be a fan of grapefruit first.

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad (serves 2 recipe from Jeanette's Healthy Living)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ripe avocados, sliced
1 red or pink grapefruit, cut into segments

1. To make Dijon mustard vinaigrette, whisk together mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil slowly until emulsified.

2. Arrange avocado slices and grapefruit segments on salad plates.

3. Drizzle with Dijon mustard vinaigrette.

4. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

(left over vinaigrette works well as salad dressing on everything!)


  1. I loooove grapefruit! I'm so making this soon - perfect for the pre-wedding diet ;)

  2. I made it and......OH MY GOODNESS!! This recipe is fantastic!!! Thank you!!


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