avocado grapefruit salad

Sweet & Bright Avocado Grapefruit Salad

This avocado grapefruit salad hits all the spring notes.

It’s a beautiful salad full of texture and bursting with flavor, and it has an unexpected star. When was the last time you added grapefruit to your greens? The result is a splash of citrus in every bite.

Dina Driggs shares her recipe for a delicious avocado grapefruit salad. She shares her tips for how to slice a grapefruit the right way, and a method for how to cut romaine lettuce into the perfect bite-sized chunks.

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Avocado Grapefruit Salad


  • 4 Cups Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 Pink Grapefruits
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Walnuts
  • Grapefruit Salad Dressing
  • 1/4 Cup Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Oil


  1. Cut heads of Romaine lettuce into small pieces. Place on individual plates or a platter.
  2. Peel and segment the grapefruit. (Instructions above)
  3. Cut avocado into small pieces.
  4. Place grapefruit sections and avocado on the lettuce.
  5. Chop the walnuts in thirds.
  6. Heat the cup of sugar on high in a frying pan. Stir occasionally. As the sugar begins to brown, stir constantly. Stir until all the sugar is melted.
  7. Turn off the heat and add the walnuts. Stir until all the nuts are covered with sugar. Pour onto a heat-resistant plate or dish.
  8. When the nuts cool, break apart and sprinkle on the salad
  9. Squeeze leftover grapefruit juice into a measuring cup.
  10. Add the same amount of sugar. Add the salt and ground mustard.
  11. Mix well. Put everything in a container with a lid and add the oil. Put the lid on and shake well.
  12. Dress the salad and toss.