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French Grapefruit Salad

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
head romaine lettuce, washed and stem cut off
1
large, ruby red grapefruit, peeled and segmented
1
ripe avocado
1/8
cup chopped pecans
1/4
cup sour cream
1/8
cup goat cheese crumbles
Salt and pepper, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Feta cheese also works well as a replacement of goat cheese.

About 12 years ago, I traveled to France for work and, during a day off, I was invited to have dinner with an old family friend named Zavier. I was super excited to see my old friend, but even more thrilled to try a traditional French meal prepared by a Parisian! As soon as I got there, he served a beautiful assortment of cheeses, pâtés, breads, and figs. After a while, he said he was bringing out a salad to eat before the main course. I sat there with great anticipation as to what kind of salad it was going to be. When he brought it, I noticed it had slices of grapefruit in it, which wasn’t appealing to me at all. I guess he noticed my face of disappointment and then started lecturing me about how I shouldn’t judge it before I taste it. He claimed that a lot of people from the United States are not really into using grapefruits in recipes because we haven’t really tried it correctly. He was right, so I decided to keep an open mind and give his salad a try. It really was delicious! It totally blew me away, actually. Since then, it’s a part of my salad repertoire and I make it quite often. I added a little twist of my own of course, but the basic idea is still there. I hope you have an open mind as well and serve this delicious salad for your next lunch or dinner party.

Directions

  • 1 Divide the lettuce between two plates.
  • 2 Divide the grapefruit segments in two and lay them on top of the lettuce. Save a segment for later.
  • 3 Slice the avocado and place half of it on both plates.
  • 4 Sprinkle both plates with an equal amount of pecans.
  • 5 In a small bowl squeeze the juice from the reserved grapefruit segment (about a teaspoon of juice). Mix in the sour cream.
  • 6 Drizzle sour cream mixture over salad.
  • 7 Sprinkle goat cheese over top of plate of salad.
  • 8 Season with salt and pepper and serve.

About 12 years ago, I traveled to France for work and, during a day off, I was invited to have dinner with an old family friend named Zavier. I was super excited to see my old friend, but even more thrilled to try a traditional French meal prepared by a Parisian! As soon as I got there, he served a beautiful assortment of cheeses, pâtés, breads, and figs. After a while, he said he was bringing out a salad to eat before the main course. I sat there with great anticipation as to what kind of salad it was going to be. When he brought it, I noticed it had slices of grapefruit in it, which wasn’t appealing to me at all. I guess he noticed my face of disappointment and then started lecturing me about how I shouldn’t judge it before I taste it. He claimed that a lot of people from the United States are not really into using grapefruits in recipes because we haven’t really tried it correctly. He was right, so I decided to keep an open mind and give his salad a try. It really was delicious! It totally blew me away, actually. Since then, it’s a part of my salad repertoire and I make it quite often. I added a little twist of my own of course, but the basic idea is still there. I hope you have an open mind as well and serve this delicious salad for your next lunch or dinner party.

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Nicole Presley Nicole Presley
September 9, 2015

About 12 years ago, I traveled to France for work and, during a day off, I was invited to have dinner with an old family friend named Zavier. I was super excited to see my old friend, but even more thrilled to try a traditional French meal prepared by a Parisian! As soon as I got there, he served a beautiful assortment of cheeses, pâtés, breads, and figs. After a while, he said he was bringing out a salad to eat before the main course. I sat there with great anticipation as to what kind of salad it was going to be. When he brought it, I noticed it had slices of grapefruit in it, which wasn’t appealing to me at all. I guess he noticed my face of disappointment and then started lecturing me about how I shouldn’t judge it before I taste it. He claimed that a lot of people from the United States are not really into using grapefruits in recipes because we haven’t really tried it correctly. He was right, so I decided to keep an open mind and give his salad a try. It really was delicious! It totally blew me away, actually. Since then, it’s a part of my salad repertoire and I make it quite often. I added a little twist of my own of course, but the basic idea is still there. I hope you have an open mind as well and serve this delicious salad for your next lunch or dinner party.