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Laundry Stain Removal Saturday: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

By February 16, 2013

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Fresh fruits and vegetables can be more expensive during the winter unless you look for seasonal crops. Grapefruit prices are usually the best - and the grapefruit the most flavorable - during the late winter months. So, I'm sharing this salad from About.com Local Foods. Hope you'll enjoy it and if you spill a bit, just follow the links to remove the stains.

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

  • 1 to 2 head(s) butter lettuce
  • 2 grapefruits
  • 2 avocados
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Separate the butter lettuce leaves. Rinse them clean and pat them dry. Set aside. Cut the peel off the grapefruits. Over a bowl to catch the juices, cut the grapefruits into sections. Set sections aside and reserve the juice. Halve avocados. Remove pit, peel, and cut into slices. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. of the reserved grapefruit juice, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add butter lettuce leaves to bowl of dressing (rip into bite-size pieces if you like). Toss gently until leaves are evenly coated in the dressing. Lift dressed lettuce out of the bowl and divide into individual plates.

    Put avocado slices in the bowl and toss to coat with any remaining dressing. Place on individual plates. Add grapefruit sections to individual salads. Drizzle any remaining dressing over the salads, if you like.

    For free nutritional information about this recipe, including calories, visit CalorieCount.

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