Grapefruit, Avocado & Walnut Salad

20130208-073701.jpg There is something about the chilly Winter months where I just crave citrus. We also both love grapefruit, so I thought I would come up with a salad using them that was savory that we could have in the evening. I am also somewhat on a superfood kick, as so many ingredients that have made the lists I have read about in the past year are foods we really enjoy–walnuts and avocados being on said lists. Off we go!

Cut up an avocado and assemble on a plate. Then add slices of grapefruit about. In a small bowl add a dollop of Dijon mustard, a bit of grapefruit juice, a pinch of salt, and whisk in extra virgin olive oil for a vinaigrette. Spoon over the waiting avocado and grapefruit. Dry roast a handful of walnuts that have been chopped up for a few minutes to really bring out the oil and flavor. Add them to the top. Lastly, be quite liberal with the grinder, grind freshly cracked black pepper over the entire concoction, creating a pepper snow of sorts over the entire plate. A healthful salad packed with interesting flavors.

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  1. This would seem the perfect salad to serve with my grilled chicken marinated with lemon, vermouth, olive oil, fresh garlic and herbs. Thanks again for a yummy idea…Wine to serve with it???

    Have a restful weekend! Diana

  2. Hi Diana. That sounds yummy! I am going to give that one a try myself. I would serve it all with a Sauvignon Blanc. Have a great week-end, Ted

  3. Coming back to this because I made this yesterday and it was positively heavenly! Just so very simple, yet really wonderful! And such a pretty and colorful presentation. This salad has it all – thanks!

  4. Hi Jennifer–you are so welcome! My new favorite. Ted

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