Grapefruit + Avocado Bowls Recipe

Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Salad Base:

  • 4 cups mixed greens (spinach, arugula, kale, etc.)
  • 1 large grapefruit, segmented
  • 1 avocado, sliced or cubed
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds (or other nuts like pecans or walnuts)

Citrus Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Optional Additions:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice for a heartier bowl
  • Crumbled feta or goat cheese
  • Chopped fresh herbs like cilantro or mint
  • Grilled chicken or shrimp for added protein

Instructions:

  • Make the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Prepare the grapefruit: Cut the grapefruit in half. Over a bowl to catch the juices, use a sharp knife to cut along the membranes to release the grapefruit segments.
  • Assemble the bowls: Divide the mixed greens between two bowls. Top with grapefruit segments and avocado. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  • Dress and serve: Drizzle the citrus vinaigrette over the bowls. Add any optional additions you’d like. Toss gently to coat and serve immediately.

Tips:

  • Adjust sweetness: If your grapefruit is very tart, add a touch more honey or maple syrup to the vinaigrette.
  • Make ahead: Prepare the vinaigrette, segment the grapefruit, and toast the nuts ahead of time. Store separately and assemble just before serving.
  • Seasonal variations: Substitute other citrus fruits like oranges or blood oranges for a different flavor profile.

Enjoy your refreshing and healthy Grapefruit + Avocado Bowls!

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