Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a very good and simple Salad with the Grapefruit and Avocado. The almonds add a salty touch. The reripe comes from Sunset Magazine. My Daughter-in-laws mother use to make a salad very similar to this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 pink grapefruit (I have used the canned grapefruit)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 12 ounces mixed greens (about 2 quart)
  • 13 cup chopped almonds or 13 cup roasted salted almond
  • 14 cup thinly sliced green onion (white & pale green parts only)
  • salt and pepper


  1. With a sharp knife, cut peel and outer membrane from grapefruit.
  2. Working over a strainer set over a bowl, cut between inner membranes and fruit to relase segments into strainer.
  3. Squeeze juice from membranes into bowl,Discard peel and membranes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine oil, lime juice and grapefruit juice.
  5. Add salad greens and mix gently to coat.
  6. Place in salad bowl or put on plates.
  7. Top with grapefruit segments, avocado, almonds and green onion.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Tasty and different salad. I enjoyed this unique combination of ingredients and felt it made a lovely presentation with the colorful chunks of grapefruit and avocado. This was a hard sell though to the rest of the family, who felt the dressing was too tangy. I felt the dressing needed a more robust flavor - perhaps additional herbs & seasonings would do the trick. Still, a very tasty,tart salad for grapefruit fans. The nuts were an especially nice touch.

HeatherFeather February 16, 2003

This is remarkably similar to Alice Waters' salad from her fruit cookbook, and I absolutely love it! The main differences are it uses champagne vinegar instead of the lime, specifies 2 tablespoons of the grapefruit juice go into the dressing, and you marinate the onions in the dressing first. I have even used regular onions as well. I have not tried it with the almonds, but that sounds like it would be really good too, These flavors sing together!

Maito June 26, 2010

Yummm!!! This is great!! I have had this type salad before but never with the almonds, they make it sing!!! This salad is light, refreshing and just plain good!!! I served it with Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas and it served as a wonderful balance to the meal! Thanks for posting!!

Chef*Lee February 11, 2009