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Caramelized Grapefruit Salad

 Caramelized Grapefruit Salad
Grapefruit segments are treated to a slight caramelization in a hot skillet just before topping this colorful salad. It’s finished with a light honey mustard dressing, bacon and avocado. —Maria Davis, Flower Mound, Texas
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 medium grapefruit, peeled and cut into segments
  • 4 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat honey mustard salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • In a small nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook and stir pecans
  • and 2 tablespoons sugar for 2-4 minutes or until sugar is melted.
  • Spread on foil to cool.
  • Coat grapefruit segments with remaining sugar. Coat the same skillet
  • with cooking spray; cook grapefruit over medium heat for 2-3 minutes
  • on each side or until browned.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, cucumber, onions, avocado
  • and bacon. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to coat.
  • Divide salad among four serving plates. Top with grapefruit and
  • pecans; sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 249 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.