Monday, December 27, 2010

Ina Garten's Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

Every year our Christmas Eve host serves the same menu, including a salad with grapefruit, avocado and poppy seed dressing that is to die for. This Christmas Nate purchased Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris for me and I stumbled upon another grapefruit and avocado salad recipe. After my love affair with the salad I had on Christmas Eve, I knew I had to serve Ina's version with yesterday's brunch. It is too yummy not to try. The acidity of the grapefruit balances out the creaminess of the avocado and I'll definitely be serving this again!

To make it, you'll need:
  • One tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon (was able to squeeze this out of one lemon)
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • 3 large red grapefruit

  • Place lemon juice, mustard and olive oil in a small bowl and whisk until the vinaigrette is emulsified, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit and skin. Dunk each half into the dressing to prevent the avocado from browning.
  • Peel the grapefruits, making sure to remove all the white pith and cut between the membranes of the grapefruit to remove the segments
  • Slice the avocados into wedges
  • Arrange the avocados and grapefruit segments on 4-6 plates. Spoon the vinaigrette on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
 Voila - it's beautiful, tasty and a great way to add dimension to any meal!

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