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Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad with Feta

grapefruit salad 1 Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad with Feta

As I may have mentioned before, salads aren’t my forte. Although I know that virtually anything has the potential to become a salad, or at least an element of one, spread out or layered or tossed, I can’t shake the old lettuce-tomato-cucumber combo of my childhood.

grapefruit salad 2 Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad with Feta

Juicy pink grapefruits -the best of the year- were 28 cents apiece last week, and so I bought four. To populate my fruit bowl, as it turned out. While I love eating them, I’m not a fan of fileting the things. In this case, extracting the segments released enough sweet-tart juice to make a vinaigrette, with a glug of olive oil, splash of rice or white wine vinegar, dab of grainy mustard and a pinch of sugar.

Grapefruit salad 4 Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad with Feta

I came across the salad of butter lettuce, pink grapefruit and avocado, three ingredients I just happened to have at the same time – at Not Without Salt. It pushed me out of my spring mix rut.

grapefruit salad 3 Avocado & Pink Grapefruit Salad with Feta

The deep ruffles of smooth, mellow butter lettuce were perfect with creamy avocado, juicy grapefruit and salty, briny feta. And like most salads, you don’t need a recipe, just a direction to go. Like me.

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January 13 2013 | salads and vegetarian | 12 Comments »