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Grapefruit Lettuce Salad

A light vinaigrette flavored with cilantro and grapefruit juice drapes this tangy salad from Vivian Haen of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "You can make the vinaigrette ahead because it keeps well in the refrigerator," Vivian notes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 1 medium pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • Optional: sliced fennel bulb, fennel fronds and pistachios


  • In a small bowl, whisk the grapefruit juice, oil, vinegar and honey; stir in cilantro. In a salad bowl, toss lettuce, grapefruit and if desired, sliced fennel bulb, fennel fronds and pistachios. Drizzle with dressing; gently toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 120 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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