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Not a Boring Salad:
Avocado and Arugula Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

(Yield: 4 servings)

For the salad:

  • 1-2 heads Bibb lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 bunch arugula ,torn into bite sized pieces
  • 2 avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 2 ruby red grapefruits, peeled and segmented, reserve excess juice
  • 1 cup green grapes, seeded and halved, may be peeled
  • 1/2 cup julienne red pepper
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 Tb. fresh chives or Italian parsley, minced

For the dressing:

  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • juice from segmented grapefruit ( approx 3 tablespoons)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  1. On large platter add the Bibb and arugula.

  2. On the bed of greens arrange the avocado and grapefruit segments.

  3. Garnish with the grapes and red pepper.

  4. Combine the ingredients for the dressing and drizzle over the entire salad.

  5. Add final garnish of minced chives or parsley and toasted nuts. Serve chilled.


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