Yellow Grapefruit & Avocado Salad Recipe

The contrasting flavors complement each other perfectly for a bright and delicious dish.

From "Citrus"
March 2016

  • This is such a pretty salad—deep green kale, light green avocado, pale yellow grapefruit. It is perfect for lunch or supper.
    Photo by Victoria Pearson
  • In “Citrus” Valerie Aikman-Smith and Victoria Pearson brighten your kitchen and awaken your taste buds with a splash of citrus.
    Cover courtesy Ten Speed Press

Total Hands-On Time: 20 min

Preparation Time: 20 min

Yield: 4 servings

Citrus (Ten Speed Press, 2015) by Valerie Aikman-Smith and Victoria Pearson is a visually stunning collection of inventive, foolproof recipes that highlight the sunny ingredient of citrus, from the ubiquitous lemon, lime, and orange to the more obscure kumquat and yuzu. This collection of seventy-five delicious recipes will brighten up both your kitchen and your cooking.


Yellow Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

• 1 yellow grapefruit, peeled
• 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and sliced
• 2 cups baby kale or similar greens


• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 3 tablespoons chopped tarragon
• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Quarter the grapefruit, then cut into 1⁄4-inch slices. Arrange on a platter or in a shallow bowl. Top with the avocado slices, then sprinkle with the baby kale.

2. To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, and tarragon. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and serve.

More recipes from Citrus:

Handmade Lemon Pappardelle
Salt-Crusted Cornish Hen

Reprinted with permission from Citrus, by Valerie Aikman-Smith and Victoria Pearson, copyright © 2015, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs copyright © 2015 by Victoria Pearson.