When ingredients are simple, the flavors tell the story - as they do with this deliciously light Avocado Grapefruit Salad. The stunningly colorful display of creamy green avocado with tart pink grapefruit topped with touches of textured green mint and flecks of striped red onion are a foodie’s salad dream come true.
Serve this fresh, antioxidant-rich dish at a healthy brunch and your friends won’t know what hit them!
1 tbs. minced red onion, plus sliced red onion for garnish
Salt + pepper
TO MAKE THE DRESSING
In a small bowl or jar, whisk or shake together the lemon juice, olive oil, chopped mint, and minced red onion. Place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to meld in flavor.
TO CREATE THE GRAPEFRUIT ROUNDS
Cut the top and bottom off of the grapefruit so you can see the pink flesh. Place on the flat bottom. Carefully, cut the peel off the sides of the grapefruit, removing the white pith, revealing the pink fruit. Turning it on it’s side once more, carefully cut the grapefruit into 6 thin rounds. Repeat with second grapefruit. Set aside.
TO CREATE AVOCADO ROUNDS
Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Carefully, plunge your knife into the pit and twist to remove it. Discard the pit.
Use your hands to remove the peel from each half of the avocado. Turn the avocado on it’s side and carefully cut each half into 3 thin rounds. Repeat with the second avocado. Set aside.
PREPARE THE SALAD
On a large serving plate, spread the micro greens as a bed for the salad. Alternate placing one grapefruit round and one avocado round on top of each other, until the plate is full. Pour the dressing over the top. Add pinches of salt and pepper. Garnish with mint and thinly sliced red onion.
Serve and enjoy!
DID SOMEONE SAY... BRUNCH?
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Arielle Mandelberg is a self-proclaimed health foodie, travel junkie, animal lover, smoothie-bowl aficionado, pilates enthusiast, and working actress. Follow her day to day adventures on her Instagram @ArielleLikesToCook.