Embrace the freshness of summer with our 🥑🍊🥗 Quick and Healthy Grapefruit Avocado and Fennel Salad. This delightful combination of zesty grapefruit, creamy avocado, crisp fennel, and vibrant greens will have you indulging in a burst of flavors and textures that's ready in a snap! 🌞
Ingredients For the Salad:
1 fennel bulb thinly sliced for a satisfying crunch.
1 avocado, providing creamy goodness and those heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
2 pink grapefruits, bursting with vitamin C and a tangy twist.
2 handfuls lightweight greens - such as pea shoots, baby spinach, or watercress, giving a refreshing lightness.
- Shaved **Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese**, for a touch of umami richness.
For the Citrus Dressing:
1/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, lending a zesty and invigorating kick.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, offering those good-for-you fats.
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, adding a delicate tang.
1 tablespoon minced shallot, for subtle depth of flavor.
1 teaspoon grainy brown mustard, adding a hint of warmth.
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, enhancing the flavors.
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste, for that finishing touch.
- Fennel bulb
- Pink grapefruits
- Lightweight greens (pea shoots, baby spinach, watercress)
- Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- Fresh grapefruit for juice
- Extra virgin olive oil
- White balsamic vinegar
- Grainy brown mustard
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
1. In a large salad bowl, combine the thinly sliced fennel, chunks of avocado, segmented pink grapefruits, and your choice of lightweight greens.
2. Drizzle 3-4 tablespoons of the zesty Citrus Dressing over the salad.
3. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and a dash of freshly ground black pepper.
4. Gently toss the ingredients to ensure they're well coated with the dressing.
5. Top the salad with delicate shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for a hint of savory richness.
For the Citrus Dressing:
1. Grab a jar with a fitted lid.
2. Add the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, minced shallot, grainy brown mustard, kosher salt, and a crack of freshly ground black pepper.
3. Close the lid securely and give the jar a good shake to blend all the flavors together.
Enjoy the crispness of the fennel, the creaminess of avocado, the tanginess of grapefruit, and the richness of Parmigiano-Reggiano, all harmonized by the refreshing Citrus Dressing. This dish comes together in under 5 minutes, making it perfect for busy days when you're craving something healthy and delicious! 🥗💚
Approximate Nutritional Information (per 100g):
Calories: 65 kcal, Total Fat: 5.4g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 157mg, Total Carbohydrates: 3.7g, Dietary Fiber: 1.4g, Sugars: 1.8g, Protein: 1.1g, Vitamin C: 21.3mg, Vitamin A: 120 IU, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 0.3mg