Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Tarragon

February 20th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Tarragon 2

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Tarragon 2

This is a refreshing winter salad, combining the bright citrus flavor of grapefruit with the creamy, rich, buttery avocado.  The tarragon adds a nice sweet, slightly anise flavor.  Drizzle the fruit with an excellent quality extra virgin olive oil and coarse sea salt to help enhance the flavors of this delicious salad.  This salad is great as a first course, or as a light dessert.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Makes: Serves 2

Ingredients

1 grapefruit

1 avocado

2 teaspoons tarragon, minced (or basil)

2 teaspoons excellent quality extra virgin olive oil

Coarse sea salt

Process

Supreme the grapefruit.  (Click on the link to read about this technique for cutting citrus fruit).

Cut the avocado in half, cutting around the pit.  Remove the pit and peel the skin from each half.  Cut the avocado lengthwise into thin slices.

Arrange the grapefruit and avocado slices on a plate, alternating one than the other.

Drizzle the arranged, sliced fruit with the extra virgin olive oil.

Sprinkle the fruit with 2 teaspoon minced tarragon (or basil) and coarse sea salt.

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Tarragon

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Tarragon

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3 Responses to “Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Tarragon”

  1. [...] Dinner: Spinach and Cheese Pockets; Grapefruit and Avocado Salad [...]

  2. [...] them mixed in a salad with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.  If you’d like to add avocado like this beautiful and delicious winter salad, cut the avocado in the morning just before serving.  Apples and pears are also best cut before [...]

  3. [...] The Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon Olive Oils are each made by crushing the fruit peels with the olives.  This makes for a super flavorful oil, much more flavorful than just infusing an already made oil with peel.  You can smell the wonderful citrus notes.  At first taste the lemon is pronounced, softening into a velvety smooth lemon flavor (or orange flavor).  I love using these oils in very simple salad dressings and as finishing oils for fish.  Both oils work well in this Grapefruit and Avocado Salad. [...]

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