I'm always on the lookout for new salads and side dishes.  I was in Boston just recently and one of the restaurants that we went to had a grapefruit and avocado salad.  At first the thought of those two ingredients together made me scrunch up my face.  However, after eating it a whole new world opened up. The dressing they had though didn't in my mind, pare well.  It was not sweet which is what the grapefruit needs to cut some of the bitterness.  I don't think they used a seasoned vinegar either.  Here I've used a seasoned rice vinegar and sugar (which you can always reduce or use a non sugar sweetener) to bring out the taste of the grapefruit.  I really truly enjoy this salad and served it the other night with large grilled shrimp and scallops.  The salad keep the meal light and wholesome.

Serves:  2


Recipe:

1 Bunch Fresh Spinach 
1 Grapefruit
1 Avocado
3 Green Onions
1 TBSP Fresh Dill
2 TBSP Sundried Tomatoes

Optional:  Grilled shrimp, Salmon


Dressing

1/2 cup Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Seasoned Rice Vinegar
1 TBSP Sugar
1 TBSP Ginger, minced
1/4 tsp Salt


Clean and destem the spinach
Using the technique above, peel your grapefruit (cut off top, then slice off the peel but make sure to go in the curve of the grapefruit, remove excess pith, slice, remove any seeds)
Slice your avocado
Chop the dill
Chop the Sundried tomatoes

Make the dressing.  I usually add my sugar to the olive oil and vinegar first and then warm it for 15 seconds in the microwave to help incorporate the sugar.  
Whisk
Add all the other ingredients and whisk

You can add shrimp, grilled shrimp or salmon to this recipe to make it a lunch!



I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. This is for the salad only. See below for the dressing information.
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. This is for 2 tablespoons of dressing only
 


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05/26/2016 2:54am

With a mortar and pestle on the off chance that you have one or scratch with a blade, frame the minced garlic and salt into a glue. Move the glue into a dish. Speed in oil, lemon juice, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper.

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