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Grapefruit, Orange, and Avocado Salad Recipe

Grapefruit, Orange, and Avocado Salad Recipe

It is going to be a sunshine weekend. Tomorrow we are going to do a lot of yard work. I am looking forward to planting flowers in our widow boxes and flower beds. I think we will wait one more week to plant our garden, just to be safe. Utah weather is tricky, but I am hoping we are done with snow for a long time.

When the weather warms up, we like to create light and easy salads for lunch and dinners. We love making this grapefruit, orange, and avocado salad. It is simple and bursting with flavor. I love the contrast of the tart grapefruit with the sweet orange slices. The avocado adds a nice creaminess to the salad. For the dressing, I just squeeze a little bit of fresh grapefruit juice and orange juice over the salad, but feel free to use your favorite dressing. Josh also likes to add feta cheese to his salad.

This tangy and refreshing salad is perfect for any spring or summer meal.

Grapefruit, Orange, and Avocado Salad

Yield: Serves 4


4 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
1 large grapefruit, peeled and sliced
1 large orange, peeled and sliced
1 avocado, sliced
Feta cheese, if desired


On a serving platter or 4 small plates, arrange the romaine lettuce. Top the lettuce with the grapefruit, orange, and avocado slices. Squeeze fresh grapefruit juice and orange juice over the top, or use dressing of your choice. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired.

If you like this salad, you might also like:

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing from Two Peas and Their Pod
Nectarine Raspberry Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
Lazy Summer Avocado and Grapefruit Salad from Sippity Sup
Shrimp and Avocado Salad from Simply Recipes

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41 Responses to “Grapefruit, Orange, and Avocado Salad Recipe”

  1. Rosa — May 14, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    So colorful, healthy and delicious looking!



  2. rebecca — May 14, 2010 @ 6:29 am

    wow this salad is beautiful i write a blog for a FL citrus grower could I add to it and link to you?


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  3. Erica — May 14, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    I am seriously in LOVE with grapefruit right now. This salad looks so light and refreshing. Have fun with the yard work this weekend. I hope it is beautiful there

  4. DessertForTwo — May 14, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    I hope you’ll use your garden-fresh produce in your delicious recipes! Also, I think it’s safe to plant :)

  5. kat — May 14, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    That salad looks like summer on a plate

  6. Tracey — May 14, 2010 @ 7:07 am

    Lovely salad Maria! Very colorful and fresh!

  7. El — May 14, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    This looks like the perfect warm weather salad. Light healthy and delicious. Love the addition of grapefruit!

  8. Dana — May 14, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    I love that combo. I often make something like it when I make Mexican food since the flavors are so clean. Lovely!

  9. Krista — May 14, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    Oh, this is LOVELY!! It makes my heart happy looking at those fresh and colorful ingredients. :-) Hope your weekend is wonderful!!

  10. sippitysup — May 14, 2010 @ 8:30 am

    So colorful and refreshing! GREG

  11. Jessica @ How Sweet — May 14, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Beautiful! I love grapefruit – one of my favorite fruits. Bet it’s delicious!

  12. Shannon — May 14, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    i keep meaning to make a salad like this, but somehow i never have all 3 ingredients at the same time :) enjoy the weekend!

  13. Mary — May 14, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    This salad has such wonderful color. It really looks refreshing. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  14. Tracy — May 14, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Looks wonderful!

  15. Traci — May 14, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    enjoy the yardwork! I have half of my garden planted and need to get the other half planted this weekend. This salad looks great.

  16. Becky O. — May 14, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    I’ve got a lot of grapefruit, avocado and romaine at the house right now. Yay! I think I’ll try this. Looks so fresh and healthy!

  17. Joanne — May 14, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    This is basically the perfect balance of acid and fat! Love it!

  18. grace — May 14, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    the colors are lovely, and the juicy-versus-buttery contrast in texture must be amazing. i love your simple but complex salad, maria. :)

  19. Blond Duck — May 14, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    That just screams sunshine.

  20. beth — May 14, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    So fresh and zingy!

  21. Jen @ How To: Simplify — May 14, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    This salad looks so fresh and tasty!

  22. Sarah — May 14, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

    So beautiful and refreshing.

  23. Very pleasing colorful salad photos you have here. Grapefruit and avocado are I think one of those natural food pairings, and oranges is a nice addition. This sounds like a perfect summer salad dish since it’s so light and refreshing. I’ll be making this over the weekend to go with a citrus-ginger roasted chicken.

  24. sweetlife — May 14, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    beautiful and healthy..yum


  25. Deborah — May 15, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever had this combo before, but I sure do want to try it!

  26. Kerstin — May 15, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    What a gorgeous salad – it looks perfect for entertaining!

  27. teresa — May 15, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    gorgeous! i love the sweet tangy citrus with the mild avocado.

  28. Cookin' Canuck — May 15, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    Very refreshing, Maria! This would be perfect for summer.

  29. This looks so refreshing!

  30. Lori — May 16, 2010 @ 10:00 am

    It is a gloomy weekend here, but I could still go for a salad like this. :) I love this combo of light and refreshing flavors.

  31. leslie — May 16, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    What a beautiful and healthy salad!

  32. What a great blog!! so glad I found it today! I am definetely following you from now on!!! I am new to the blog world, just created mine this week!! Thanks for sharing this delicious salad recipe, it is so refreshing, the addition of grapefruit is so genial!!! :) I will make this in weekend when we will grill, it will be a nice paring for lobster! :)

  33. Maggy — May 16, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

    This looks delicious and fresh, yum!

  34. What a bright and fresh salad for summer! Love the addition of feta too.

  35. Amanda — May 16, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    Looks so fresh and colorful, I bet it was delish!

  36. Jennifer — May 16, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    GORGEOUS!!!! I love pairing the creaminess of avocado with fruits! Never have done with feta too, will have to try!

  37. What a great combo of citrus and avocado…..I would love the feta on mine. xo

  38. Diana — May 18, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    I absolutely LOVE avocado and grapefruit together. One of my favorite combinations! I love the way you cut the citrus – looks far easier than supreming!

  39. Swee — May 19, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    wow this is so pretty and colourful!

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