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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Yogurt Dressing


Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

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This colorful, healthy avocado and grapefruit salad recipe features an exciting array of tastes and textures. It has peppery arugula lettuce, a simple and light yogurt dressing, sharp curls of Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts. These ingredients really go wonderfully with the silky avocado, and the sweet and tangy grapefruit.

Makes 4 Avocado and Grapefruit Salads

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 bunch arugula, washed and stemmed
  • 2 pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • wedge of Parmesan cheese
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • blackberries (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt, and cayenne. Set aside until needed.

  2. Divide the arugula on to 4 chilled plates. Top each plate with the grapefruit and avocado. Using a potato peeler, peel thin slices of cheese off the wedge of Parmesan (about 4-5 thin slices per salad. Drizzle over the yogurt dressing, and sprinkle over the pine nuts. Finish each salad with a light grind of fresh ground black pepper, and top with a fresh blackberry if desired. Serve immediately.
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