Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

Grapefruit-Avocado Salad


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 medium halved peeled avocado, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 peeled pink grapefruit, cut into sections
  • 1 peeled navel orange, cut into sections
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 minced green onions
  • 4 cups field greens


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients (through honey) in a food processor or blender, or use a handheld immersion blender, and process for 1 minute until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  2. Combine the remaining ingredients (except the greens) in a large, nonreactive bowl (glass, stainless steel, or glazed ceramic). Toss with half of the dressing to moisten. Serve over field greens.

    Prep: 18 minutes. To remove citrus fruits' bitter white pith, cut the peel away with a sharp knife. This recipe makes more dressing than you'll need; you can refrigerate the extra for up to 5 days.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup greens, about 1/2 cup grapefruit mixture, and 2 tablespoons dressing)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 234
Fat per serving: 17g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 12g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 23g
Fiber per serving: 7g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 21mg
Calcium per serving: 75mg