Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ruby red grapefruit, avocado & jicama salad

Who says a salad has to involve lettuce?  

I'm a huge fan of combining raw veggies & fruits (or nuts...herbs...whatever!) into non-traditional salads.  This one is an especially vibrant mix of flavors & textures - tart, tangy grapefruit combined with creamy, decadent avocado & a pop of crunchy jicama.  Yum!

It's a refreshing, bright little dish that would pair great with simple grilled fish or chicken.  Plus, it is the prettiest palette of're bound to impress if you serve this at a dinner party :)

Serves 4

2 ruby red grapefruits
1 avocado - ripe but slightly firm
1/2 medium bulb of jicama

1 shallot - minced
1 T. white wine or champagne vinegar
2 T. blood orange olive oil
a pinch of salt
fresh ground pepper

a pinch of cayenne or togarashi (optional)

Cut peel from grapefruit with a knife and carefully remove sections from between the membranes.  Place in a bowl.

Remove peel of jicama with a knife.  Cut jicama crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.  Stack slices and cut into 1/4 inch batons.  Make about one cup. Place in bowl with grapefruit.

Quarter the avocado and slice crosswise. Place in bowl with grapefruit & jicama.

To make dressing, whisk together the shallot, vinegar, blood orange olive oil, and salt & pepper. Pour dressing over grapefruit, avocado, & jicama. VERY GENTLY stir to combine.

Serve with a sprinkle of cayenne or togarashi if desired.

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