Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Avocado and Grapefruit SaladThe heat wave persists. So, avoiding the stove is priority #1. Unfortunately, grilling and barbecuing are verboten on Manhattan balconies.

Salads to the rescue, particularly this one, which I am living on lately. Last week,  I prepared this recipe multiple times, including final assembly in Central Park during the free concerts.

Avocado Grapefruit Salad IngredientsThe avocado makes the salad filling enough to serve as a meal, balanced by the astringent grapefruit. The citrus and fresh herbs combination is light and refreshing, even on a 90° day. Here, I used a Spring mix, but any delicate greens would work. Mint, cilantro and basil all work alone. I like to combine any two of these.

This is a somewhat delicate salad. Individual components can be prepped ahead of time. But, combine ingredients immediately before eating.  Serves 2.


  • 2 large handfuls mixed greens
  •  1 white or pink grapefruit peeled and chopped
  •  1/2 avocado, diced
  •  ⅓ cup red onion sliced thin
  •  2 tablespoons fresh mint, cilantro or basil (or combination) leaves chopped
  • Lemon Vinaigrette


  1. Gently toss together the greens, grapefruit, red onion and chopped herbs (reserving some chopped herbs for garnish)
  2. Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the salad until lightly coated.
  3. Gently top the salad with the avocado pieces, drizzle with more vinaigrette and garnish with remaining chopped herbs.

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