Ruby Red Salad


A hearty and delicious salad with sweet grapefruit and avocado tossed in a handmade citrus dressing.

–  Ready in 10 minutes

–  Serves two

–  Vegan & Vegetarian

–  No added salt or sugar


For the salad
*  16 oz. fresh greens (spinach, arugula)
*  1 ripe avocado, sliced
*  1 ruby red grapefruit, diced with peel and skin removed
*  optional: 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts or walnuts

For the dressing
*  1/4 cup lemon juice
*  2 tsp. dijon mustard
*  1/2 cup olive oil
*  1 garlic clove, minced
*  1/4 shallot, diced
*  1 tsp balsamic vinegar
*  no-salt seasoning to taste

1.  Saute garlic and shallot with balsamic vinegar until fragrant. Set aside.
2.  Lay greens, avocado and grapefruit on serving plate.
3.  Whisk dressing ingredients together and mix in garlic and shallot.
4.  Drizzle dressing on top of salad.
5.  Garnish with toasted pine nuts or walnuts if desired.


  1. I read this in the middle of an unseasonably hot day (we’re more used to rain than sun). The heat made me instantly crave this salad when I saw the photo. I’m going to give it a try. I wonder if you could throw in a tiny bit of orange mint. Might have to try that.

    1. That sounds like a wonderful addition. Sometimes I add a tsp or two of orange muscat champagne vinegar to the dressing and it gives it a nice hint of citrus. We’ve been having really hot, humid weather here and I’m doing everything I can to avoid turning the stove on…salads and spring rolls are the ticket.

      P.S. Let me know how you like it! I’ve never had orange mint, but it sounds like it would be good in a mojito too 😉

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