Grapefruit Avocado Salad with Arugula
Published Feb 08, 2019, Updated Dec 21, 2022
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This grapefruit avocado salad is the perfect winter salad with a blend of spicy arugula, creamy avocado, blue cheese and fruit. Serve as a side or add protein to make it the main dish.
As some of you might know, I’m a Valentine’s Day baby and for the most part I LOVE it (pun fully intended). It feels extra special to be born on a holiday based around chocolate, hearts, kisses and sweetness, but sometimes it can really stink.
When I was younger (and none of my friends had significant others longer than 2 weeks at a time) it was fine, but now it’s quite hard to find a friend that doesn’t already have plans on February 14th. And then there’s the issue of going out to dinner to celebrate. In case you didn’t know, everyone and their brother makes reservations to go out to a nice dinner on Valentine’s Day, most restaurants don’t serve their normal menu and the prices always seem more expensive. Same goes for flowers!
So with all that in mind, Isaac and I usually go out to dinner before or after the big day and we just cook at home on Valentine’s Day.
This salad came about one year when I knew we’d be staying at home and it was inspired by a recipe that one of my BFs shared with me years ago.
Grapefruit is in season throughout the winter months and the red and pink fits right in with the Valentine’s Day color scheme so if you’re staying in this year, why not make your valentine (or yourself) this delicious salad? I am betting, you’ll fall head over heels in love with the blend of spicy arugula, creamy avocado, blue cheese and fruit. You can serve it up as a first course or side salad OR add some protein and serve it up as your main entree. I think it would be fantastic with seafood – maybe grilled shrimp, scallops or salmon.
Grapefruit Avocado Arugula Salad
- 3-4 cups fresh arugula or other baby greens
- 1 grapefruit, segmented
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 2-3 T walnuts, chopped
- 2-3 T fresh blue cheese, crumbled
- 2-3 T dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup basic balsamic dressing
- Divide arugula between two salad bowls. Top each with the remaining ingredients. Serve with balsamic dressing.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.