Sunday, January 8, 2012

Winter Salad

I love this salad. I make so many variations, depending on what I have on hand but the main ingredients are always on sale in December/January so it's a great winter salad.

1 Avacado
1 Ruby Red Grapefruit (you will probably only need half of it)
2 1/2 cups arugula lettuce
Avocado based dressing OR raspberry vinaigrette OR homemade dressing (see below)
Ground black pepper (to taste)
Sea Salt (to taste)

Other optional ingredients:
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Parmesan cheese
Chopped Cilantro (2-3 tablespoons)
Fresh Basil (about 1 leaf)
Pine nuts
Blackberries (YUM!)

Optional homemade dressing:
2 Tablespoons Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Peel and "skin" individual grapefruit slices, use as much or as little grapefruit as you like -I usually use half. Keep slices whole. Cut and slice avocado. Toss arugula with dressing, salt and pepper and any other optional ingredients. Top with sliced grapefruit and sliced avocado.

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