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Grapefruit Spinach Salad

“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


  • 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


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

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  • jbenstead
    Jan 16, 2014

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

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    Jun 28, 2013

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  • AmyGR
    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • AlabamaStoneThrower
    Sep 22, 2010

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

  • daisey5
    Feb 3, 2010

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  • tarb68
    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!