Refreshing Grapefruit Salad

Refreshing Grapefruit Salad

This is a light and refreshing salad that goes great with richly flavored meat dishes. The honey dressing mellows the tartness of the grapefruit.


Lemon juice
about 1 teaspoon
Thyme (optional)
1 sprig
■Extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons
■Whole grain mustard
1 teaspoon
1/2 tablespoon
a small amount
■Black pepper
to taste
Mesclun greens (optional)
as needed
Cured ham (to taste)
for garnishing


1. Peel the grapefruit and separate the flesh into sections. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Cut it into bite-sized chunks, sprinkle lemon juice on top, and set aside.
2. Mix the ■ ingredients together.
3. Place the sprig of thyme in the palm of one hand, and slap the other hand over it to release the aroma.
4. Combine the avocado, grapefruit, and thyme in a bowl, add the ■ mixture, and toss.
5. Put a small amount of mesclun greens on a plate, and top with the thyme from Step 3. Top as you like with cured ham to add an elegant touch.
6. The thyme, mesclun greens, and cured ham are optional.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a salad using avocado and refreshing grapefruit that goes well with baguettes.