When produce is ripe sometimes all you have to do is pair it with something that compliments it perfectly, and add a little salt to create something outstanding. Grapefruit and avocado are the perfect pair! Grapefruit is bitter, bright, acidic, and tangy. Avocado is rich, creamy, and earthy. For a simple and refreshing salad this one doesn’t get any easier.
This salad screams “California” with all of the health benefits, detoxing benefits, and, of course, the avocado. Californians love their avocado! I am always looking for new ways to enjoy fresh produce during the year, but especially in the summertime I am looking for a salad to be refreshing. A salad like this is packed full of flavor without having to load it up with dressing and seasonings. The best “dressing” for this avocado and grapefruit salad is good quality olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes I like to add a squeeze of lemon juice as well since I put lemon on basically everything.
The best way to get nice grapefruit slices is to segment it.
- 2 large grapefruits; segmented
- 1-2 avocados; cut into slices
- 3-4 cups fresh baby kale; chopped; spinach or baby romaine can also be used
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- a squeeze of fresh lemon juice; optional
- *Segment the grapefruit by first cutting off the top and bottom so that it can sit flat; use a sharp knife to cut along the sides to remove the peel and white parts; once all of that is removed, use the knife to cut each slice out using "v" shape cut, being very careful not to cut your hand; the grapefruit segment should come out easily
- *Place the grapefruit segments into a bowl
- *Cut the avocado in half around the seed, then remove the seed carefully
- *Take the peel off of the avocado, then cut the avocado into about ¼ to ½ inch slices
- *On a plate, place the chopped baby kale (or greens of choice) top it with the grapefruit and avocado pieces
- *Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil
- *Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
- *Squeeze with lemon juice; optional