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Butter Lettuce Grapefruit Avocado Salad


4 Dinner Salads

This recipe has been around for ages or at least from when I was a kid. I love the combination of grapefruit and avocado – be sure to get an avocado that is just ripe, too mushy on this salad and the whole thing kind or goes south.


Butter Lettuce, 1 Head – torn in edible pieces

Ruby Grapefruit, 2 – fruit gems removed, juiced

Avocado, 2 – Sliced in ¼ “ wedges

Pepitas, ~ 3 Tbsps.

Feta, 4 Tbsps. Crumbled

Please buy organic whenever possible!


This is a plated salad as it really doesn’t work as well served family style.  But it is not a royal pain to plate, like some more complex salads.  On each plate, pile up a good handful and a half of torn pieces of butter lettuce. Top with 6-7 gems of grapefruit, 4-5 wedges of avocado, a sprinkling of pepitas, and a good tablespoon of crumbled feta.  Drizzle each salad with dressing and serve!


** With plated salads, it is a nice touch to refrigerate the plates ahead of time.  Also, this is a good salad to go up a notch or two on the higher quality feta cheese – you will be happy you did!

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