Avocado, Grapefruit Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette and Toasted Pecans

avocado grapefruit salad


For salad:

  • 1-2 heads Bibb lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 bunch arugula, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 2 avocados, ripe but firm, peeled and cubed
  • 2 ruby red or pink grapefruits, peeled and segmented, reserve excess juice
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan halves (toasted in a sauté pan)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

For dressing:

  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice from segmented grapefruit (approximately 3 tablespoons)
  • Fresh ground salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Arrange lettuce and arugula on large platter.
  2. Arrange avocado and grapefruit segments on the bed of greens.
  3. Combine ingredients for dressing, and drizzle over entire salad.
  4. Garnish with toasted pecans.
  5. Add final garnish of minced parsley.