A match made in heaven – avocado and ruby grapefruit

January 23, 2012

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Avocados are really starting to peak and are amazing with ruby grapefruit. This week’s salad is a cinch to make, looks gorgeous on the plate and tastes fab to boot….

A rocket salad with grapefruit and avocado

You’ll need:

A perfectly ripe avocado

1 ruby grapefruit

80gr rocket

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

Maldon salt

Wash and dry rocket removing any stalky bits if necessary. With a sharp knife peel the grapefruit removing as much pith as possible. Cut into segments then slice each segment into two or three. Cut the avocado in half and  remove the stone. Peel each half then cut into small bite-size chunks.

Toss the avocado and grapefruit with the rocket then dress with 3 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar with a tiny pinch salt.

This is heaven with some grilled fish or with a cous cous and chickpea salad.

In case you’re wondering………

The gnarly thing in your bag is celeriac and it makes great soup, gratins, is lovely roasted and is pretty amazing in a stew with chorizo. The choice is yours.

There are 2 kinds of greens in this week’s bag – rocket and cima di rapa (the leaves with some yellow flowers attached). These are actually turnip tops and can be tossed on the pan with garlic for a simple but very tasty side or served with pinenuts and chorizo as a very moreish salad.

Have a great week,


3 Responses to “A match made in heaven – avocado and ruby grapefruit”

  1. Margaret Says:

    A friend of mine makes a great coucous salad with tiny pieces of grapefruit through must get the recipe from her

  2. Margaret Says:

    Got recipe really simple. She said from L’Ecrivain cookbook which is not simple – couscous chopped pink grapefruit and juice and coriander.

    Am sure avocado would work too

  3. homeorganics Says:

    That’s got to be good and yes I reckon avocado would work in there. Thanks x

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