Refreshing Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

January 28, 2012
Avocado and grapefruit salad is a refreshing wintertime dish.  Slices of buttery avocado and paired with sweet segments of grapefruit to make a delicious and well balanced meal.  For a bit of tartness, add some bright red pomegranate seeds.  Pair this salad with a piece of grilled chicken or tofu for protein.  Avocado and grapefruit salad is so simple and satisfying that it may just become your new favorite dish.
 
 
Ingredients:
 
2 med. avocados, peeled and sliced
Lemon juice
2 lg. grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
Bibb lettuce leaves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup currants or cranberries
 
Dressing (recipe follows):
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated grapefruit rind
salt and pepper to taste
 
Directions:
 
Dip avocados slices in lemon juice; set aside. Alternate grapefruit sections and avocado slices in circular pattern on lettuce leaves on individual salad plates. Spoon 2 tablespoons walnuts and 1 tablespoon currants in center of each arrangement. Serve with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
 
Combine all ingredients, stirring with wire whisk. Cover and chill before serving. Toss with salad.

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