Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

by Kiran on May 13, 2014 · 14 comments

in Salads

Salads. So light and refreshing.

Growing up, we were accustomed with salads that were pretty common in the boring department: cucumber, tomato and red onion with a dash of salt and pepper. The thought of throwing in a bunch of fruits, just didn’t occur.

And then, we moved to the States where salads are gobbled as main course. Cue “mind boggled”.

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While there’s nothing wrong with only cucumber, tomato and onion salad — its pretty exciting to experiment with unknown combination of ingredients for a refreshing plate of colorful salad.

Though admittedly, I wouldn’t dare to convince my dad with this salad.

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad | KiranTarun.com/Food

The Husband on the other hand admits there’s something magical about grapefruit and avocado salad. In that case, I better get off the computer to experiment more beyond cucumber, tomato and onions!

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Makes 2 large servings


  • 2 medium grapefruits
  • 2 avocados

Zesty shallot dressing:

  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

optional garnish: mint leaves and edible flowers


  1. Add all ingredients for dressing into a small mason jar. Shake until everything combines.
  2. In a large salad bowl, segment grapefruits and avocados.
  3. Add enough dressing to the bowl and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Avocado & Grapefruit Salad | KiranTarun.com/Food

What salads were you accustomed too, growing up?


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1 Lail | With A Spin May 13, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I agree, I had hard time ordering salad as entree when I first moved to the States. Love the refreshing dressing. AND that photo in white background is stunning!
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2 Giuliana May 14, 2014 at 2:19 AM

Bellissima e buonissima quest’insalata!!!


3 Rosa May 14, 2014 at 2:41 AM

Fresh, healthy and refined. A lovely salad and great combination.




4 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ May 14, 2014 at 5:09 AM

In my family the word salad was only associated to lettuce and tomatoes. I also like that I can now experiment with many fresh ingredients. Never tried avocado + grapefruit, sounds so refreshing. A combination to try.
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5 Archana @ The Perfect Zest May 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

growing up we ate a lot of raitas or the maharashtrian cucumber koshimbir with cucumber, green chillies and peanut powder. Salads are my new found love since I moved to the US too.
Love the simplicity of this salad.
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6 Shibi@FlavzCorner May 14, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Colorful salad and I bet it tasted refreshing!!
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7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Love this light salad for warm spring days!
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8 Angie@Angie's Recipes May 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Simplicity at its best!
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9 Lizzy (Good Things) May 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Such a beautiful salad… pinning it for summer!


10 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan May 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Kiran – I am intrigued – I haven’t ever had grapefruit and avocados before! Growing up salads were a side for me too – but veggie curries were PLENTIFUL!


11 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy May 15, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I am discovering salads ever since I came to US.They take their salads so seriously and some of them are so delicious.
I love how you combined creamy avocado and citrus- clever and beautiful!
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12 Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen May 16, 2014 at 4:44 AM

One of my very favorite combinations! I love the creaminess of avocado with the juicy, tart grapefruit slices.
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13 Kelly May 19, 2014 at 1:01 AM

This salad looks so pretty and refreshing! I have a grapefruit every morning and can never get enough avocado so I’m loving this idea to combine the two 🙂 The shallot dressing sounds fantastic!


14 Raymund May 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Love the colour combination and flavour characteristic on this one, I never had imagined combining this together but now it makes sense. I would definitely make this someday
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