Monday, November 8, 2010

Avocado et Grapefruit Salade

For the French, salads are often the main midday meal....perhaps one reason why Frenchwomen don't get fat? Peut-etre. This simple yet elegant summer salad is a nice way to brighten up the day (and keep the waistline trim.)

Difficulty Level: Facile (Easy)

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 large red grapefruit

What to do:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Slowly mix in the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified.
  2. Cut avocado in half, removing the seeds and skin. Dip each half in the vinaigrette to keep from turning brown. Peel the grapefruit and cut between the membranes to release the segments. Arrange the grapefruit on two plates. Cut the avocado in wedges and and arrange them between the grapefruit segments. Serve with the vinaigrette. Bon Appetit! Serves: 2


  1. I love grapefruit and avocado, it is such a perfect flavor combination. I may need to pick up a grapefruit sometime this week for my lunch. Thanks for the suggestion. ;-)


  2. Ooh, I made something like this in the summer, and it was *wonderful*. Your picture makes me want to make it again...

  3. Hi Girls,
    Yes, I love the color and the flavor combination!