Friday, August 27, 2010

Super-easy grapefruit & avocado

Just a super-easy and refreshing combo of grapefruit & avocados (I'm OD-ing on avocados) for breakfast, lunch, anytime!
~ Have a lovely, still-summery weekend! ~

GRAPEFRUIT AND AVOCADO SALAD
1 large grapefruit, peeled and each segment skinned
1 small (or medium) ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, cut bite-sized
1 cup arugula* leaves or romaine lettuce (tender bits), bite-sized
Optional toasted sesame seeds
Dressing (kinda optional too, for avo "purists"):
Bit of olive oil, rice vinegar; pinch each sugar, black pepper & salt

1) Put the grapefruit, avocado and arugula (or romaine) in a bowl
2) Mix the dressing ingredients together, adjust to taste
3) Pour over salad, add sesame seeds, toss and chow!

Little notes:
*Arugula = rocket in the UK.
I believe this recipe was first shared by a college friend's mother, but it's been so long since college I can't remember clearly. :)

(Image via Omnivore's Solution.)

42 comments:

justinegordon said...

that looks so nice! delicious

Jude said...

Hi Justine - thanks so much! Hope your Friday is off to a great start :)

fashion nightmare said...

looks very delicious !

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

This dish looks so divine and fresh! Perfect for a summery weekend. Enjoy!

Rowena... said...

You know what the next best thing would be after a great avomeal? Going to an avofest! There are no avocado celebrations in Italy, but I took a peek at CAF's website and it looks like a lot of fun for a good cause. http://www.avofest.com/

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

drool worthy!
have a delicious weekend dear!!
I know you will~

xo

Melissa said...

Yum, I'd never think to pair these two!

Lee Oliveira said...

never tried grapefruit in my salad.
Will definitely copy your recipe (again).. hahaha
LOx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sounds so delicious and refreshing! Oh and I had to laugh when you said arugula is rocket in the UK. I remember first time I was in the UK about 16 years ago I had no idea what rocket was but I kept seeing it on menus. I was too young and naive to ask at the time :)

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! xoxo

Jude said...

Hi Fashion Nightmare - thanks, it's v. yummy!

Hi Fashion, Art and other Fancies - (I love all that that encompasses :)) - thanks & yes, it's super-summery. Enjoy your wkd!

Hi Rowena - get out! You know I'd OD my way into avoheaven at an avofest. I'm heading right over to that site!

Hi LenoreNeverMore - haha, how did you guess? Hope your weekend is ab-fab (sounds like it will be!)

Hi Melissa - me neither, until I tried it. It was so perfect for summer :)

Hi Lee - haha, I think I like avocados so (too) much, anything tastes good with them! :)

Hi Alternative Wife - oh my goodness, that is the sweetest thing ever! It must've been an awesome revelation when you realized what rocket was! :) Have a wonderful wkd too!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

That looks like perfection. Avocados are simply amazing.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh yummy that sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

This is perfect!! I LOVE avocado... I put it on everything!! Just wish I could have it all year round ;-)

Happy Friday Dear!

wishful nals said...

yum! avocado is one of my most favorite things. :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

This looks so good-

I love eating colorful food.

Have a great weekend J.

Vinda Sonata said...

thanks for sharing the recipe, jude. i love salads. this one looks delicious.
what's your favorite dressing to go with this one? :)

Stacey said...

Avocado and grapefruit? I've never tried that combo before, so thank you for sharing. I can imagine all my taste buds coming alive from the different tastes that this salad offers too! I hope you have a fabulous weekend Jude! xx

Jude said...

Hi Amy - avocados are too darn addictive :) Hope your wkd is great!

Hi Krysten - thanks! And hope your move works out OK :)

Hi Jen - we need someplace where it's avocado season year round :) Thanks so much for visiting! Happy Friday!

Hi Wishful Nals - it's so fun to hear how much folks love avocados! Thanks so much for dropping by!

Hi Ren - colorful food is pretty fun :) Hope you have a great (colorful) weekend!!

Hi Vinda - haha, I'll pretty much eat anything with avocados - they improve all foods! :)

Hi Stacey - I hope they make your tastebuds say Aloha! I love the visualization of your tastebuds coming alive :) Have a super ab-fab weekend, dear!

K and S said...

yum-o!

Jude said...

Hi Kat - thanks! Loved *your* yum-o post today :)

lisa said...

I never considered grapefruit and avocado, but since i love them both, I'll bet this is amazing!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Interesting! I never thought to combine these two. I LOVE me some avocado. Have a great weekend!
Xo
Amanda

S and O said...

oh wow what an awesome combination!
I would never have thought to mix avocado with grape fruit...that does sound tasty! :)

xoxo
Olivia

Dancing Branflake said...

This looks so good! The dressing does sound delicious.

APieceOfCrap said...

oh I want to taste it!!!

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Jude said...

Hi Lisa - hope you get a chance before things get too busy! (The avo and grapefruit work surpringly well together! :)

Hi Amanda - hear hear! I LOVE avocados, I could eat em till the cows come home!! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

HI S and O, it's surprisingly yummy and addictive!. (Well, avocados make most things taste better it seems :))

HI Dancing Branflake, I do like to use the dressing when I can, but haha, my purists acquaintances think I'm nuts! :)

Hi APieceofCrap - haha, your blogger name is hilarious, but your blog is beautiful! Thanks for dropping by! :)

Becca. said...

oh yum, that looks so nice!
i'll have to try it!


XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Jude said...

Hi Becca - thanks so much! Hope you'll enjoy it :)

ViCreative said...

Heeey.
yummy. this looks delicious. I definitely have to try this one! thanks so much for sharing!


Vicky
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Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Wow, somehow I never thought of pairing grapefruit with avocado, but now that I read about it I realize it must be such a heavenly combo!!

Lucy said...

Yum! I'm definitely trying this soon.

sohdalex said...

This looks delicious! I have def been going all out on avocados lately but have never tried a combo with fruit. I bet this is real refreshing ;)

Michelle said...

I have two ripe avocados and a big bag of sesame seeds in the cupboard. It must be fate.

Lily Irwin said...

I'm not usually a huge fan of fruit in salads but this recipe looks absolutely delicious!

xxxx

Jude said...

Hi Vicky - thanks! This is perfect to eat in summer (well, before it's too late! :))

Hi Julia - yeah, it's unusual but pretty D-lish :) Thank you for dropping by!

Hi Lucy - hope you do! (it's healthy too :))

Hi Sohdalex - haha, I sometimes wonder if I'm OD-ing too much on avo's...But at least I'm not alone :)

Hi Michelle - oh my goodness, it's a sign! I love it :)

Hi Lily Irwin - me neither, but this one somehow works :) Thank you for dropping by!

MarchMusings said...

Great recipe. I love the links to easy segment skinning! Who knew?

justinegordon said...

thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and flickr. I am off to paris tomorrow for two days armed with addresses of paper shops and handmade shops, have you seen the book "paris made by hand by Pia Jane Bijkerk" I am using that as my guide.

Jude said...

Hi MarchMusings - thanks and haha, I also found the easy segment skin lesson so useful!

Jude said...

HI Justine - have a lovely time in Paris! I've seen but not read the Bijkerk book, it sounds fantastic & hope you get in a goodly bit of paper and handmade shops! :)

Silver Strands said...

I KNOW I'm going to totally be hooked on this salad forever!
oxoxo
Denalee

Isa said...

this sounds and looks so delicious that I'll have to try it out tomorrow!

Jude said...

Hi Silver Strands - haha, it *is* pretty addictive (but I'm an avo junkie anyway, so don't listen to me :))

Hi Isa - hope you enjoy it! It's also guilt-free (very healthy!), which is nice :)

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