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Grapefruit Avocado Salad Recipe

Grapefruit Avocado Salad Recipe

Country Woman's Test Kitchen developed this pretty, refreshing salad, which pairs well with roasted meats and poultry. The avocado, red onion and garlic-mustard dressing complement the tart fruit beautifully.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 large red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. On four salad plates, arrange the lettuce, grapefruit, onion, and avocado. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.

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Desert Bruja User ID: 4602927 130898
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"I served this to my coworkers at lunch, to rave reviews! I used avocado oil instead of olive oil for a terrific dressing, that would be good on any salad. My only problem was trying to peel and section the grapefruit -- I had a mangled mess, but it sure tasted good."

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