Grapefruit and Avocado Salad


I think Grapefruit and Avocado Salads are a perfect complement to a Cuban fiesta. Now a days, you can find both grapefruit and avocados in the grocery store anytime. So, enjoy this salad year-round – although it is probably best in the winter. I tend to eat this salad in December and January when my mom’s grapefruit tree is exploding with fruit!

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large pinch sugar
  • 1 large pinch salt
  • 1 large pinch pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 bag mixed greens
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 grapefruit, cut into segments

Assembly: I eyeball all my salad dressings, so take this recipe for what it is worth. Basically, you need to combine the acid (in this case, the lemon juice) and salt, pepper and sugar. Taste for seasoning, and then slowly drizzle the oil into the lemon juice until it tastes balenced. Once the salad dressing is made, slice the avacados and put them into the vinaigrette (the lemon will keep the avocados from turning brown). Remove the avocados and add the mixed greens into the dressing, toss and then plate. Add grapefruit and avocados on top!


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