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Caramelized Grapefruit Salad Recipe

Caramelized Grapefruit Salad Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, cucumber, onions, avocado and bacon. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to coat.
  • 4. Divide salad among four serving plates. Top with grapefruit and pecans; sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 249 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.

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Emiie User ID: 9206860 269617
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"The grapefruit doesn't add much. It tastes better without the grapefruit."

jrmonnin1 User ID: 5989147 191476
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"This salad is wonderful for a change and adds a lot of texture and flavor."

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