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Green Salads | November 29, 2012

Butter Lettuce, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Butter Lettuce, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

After gorging ourselves on turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing for the better part of a week, We are turning over a new leaf. A healthy leaf. The “I have a physical on Friday because I turned 50 leaf”.

Butter Lettuce, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Oh. Dear. No more pumpkin pie for me. At least till Saturday. Try Butter Lettuce, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad, I know you’ll love it.  It’s perfect for holiday meals coming up. Or if you are cramming for your cholesterol test. Just sayin.

Butter Lettuce, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Author Adapted from Bon Appetit



  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup olive or canola oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  • 8 large butter lettuce leaves gently washed and dried
  • 3 ripe avocados sliced into one inch chunks
  • 3 large Ruby Red and/or pink grapefruits all peel and white pith cut away,
  • segments cut from between membranes
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. If you like the dressing to be on the sweeter side add an additional tablespoon or two of honey. Set aside. This can be made in advance and refrigerated until day of serving.
  • Place the cleaned butter lettuce on a tray or on individual salad plates. Fill evenly with grapefruit and avocados. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

-If making ahead, prepare the dressing and refrigerate up to three days in advance.

Wash the lettuce and store in a Ziploc bag with paper towels to absorb moisture.

Cut up the grapefruit, store in a bowl in refrigerator.

Drain the grapefruit juice before placing the fruit in lettuce leaves.

Slice the avocado and assemble salad just before serving.

-I only used about half of the dressing total.

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