Grapefruit Spinach Salad Recipe
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Grapefruit Spinach Salad Recipe

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“My mother-in-law prepared this for us on a recent visit,” relates Lee Ann Odell of Boulder, Colorado. The fresh-tasting salad of spinach and grapefruit is nicely dressed with a sweet honey mixture. “The recipe is so easy to put together, and we never have any leftovers,” Lee Ann confirms.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium pink grapefruit
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 35 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable


  1. Cut grapefruit in half; with a sharp knife, cut around each section to loosen fruit, reserving juice. In a salad bowl, toss the spinach, onion and grapefruit sections. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinegar, oil, honey, mustard and reserved grapefruit juice; shake well. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grapefruit Spinach Salad in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p55

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"One of the best dressings I have made. Nice balance, not too sweet, and EASY."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Quick, easy, and very tasty! Great healthy recipe when citrus is in season."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"My family loved this salad. Very light and refreshing!!"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"This is wonderful! I halve the dressing & keep it separate since we have picky kids, but even they eat the salad, too. Very diabetic-friendly, too!"

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