Saturday, 18 May 2013

267. grapefruit avocado salad

have you had your salad today?

Salads should be featured every day for both lunch and dinner or at least for one of the meals. Salads provide us with the essential nutrients, roughage or fibre required and are tummy fillers. Yesterday, I was with a group of women and one of them commented that not fruits can be included in a salad. I chose to differ as I can make any fruit into a salad go with a main dish or have has lunch. This started a discussion where someone pointed out that if any tropical fruit we get commonly in Kenya were to feature in a salad served by a posh restuarant here or abroad, we would happily order it, eat it, pay a hefty price for it and shower a million praises. So why can't we include whichever fruit we have at home in our salad dish? Food for thought and in the meantime here is a salad recipe.



GRAPEFRUIT AVOCADO SALAD
4 Servings

2 cups of grapefruit segments
1 large or 2 small avocados
1 cup of torn iceberg lettuce pieces 
¼ cup roasted and shelled peanuts
¼ cup finely chopped onion
12 to 16 olives

Dressing :
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
½-¾ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper powder


  1. Peel and cut the avocado into chunks.
  2. Cut the olives into halves.
  3. Add the grapefruit segments, chopped onion, peanuts and lettuce pieces.
  4. Prepare the dressing and whisk it well or shake it well in a jar.
  5. Pour it over the salad and serve.
Tips :
  • Use any choice of salad leaves or use baby spinach.
  • Use any other nuts of your choice.
  • Use a good quality vinegar of your choice.
You may want to check out the following :

roasted potato avocado salad

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

267. grapefruit avocado salad

have you had your salad today?

Salads should be featured every day for both lunch and dinner or at least for one of the meals. Salads provide us with the essential nutrients, roughage or fibre required and are tummy fillers. Yesterday, I was with a group of women and one of them commented that not fruits can be included in a salad. I chose to differ as I can make any fruit into a salad go with a main dish or have has lunch. This started a discussion where someone pointed out that if any tropical fruit we get commonly in Kenya were to feature in a salad served by a posh restuarant here or abroad, we would happily order it, eat it, pay a hefty price for it and shower a million praises. So why can't we include whichever fruit we have at home in our salad dish? Food for thought and in the meantime here is a salad recipe.



GRAPEFRUIT AVOCADO SALAD
4 Servings

2 cups of grapefruit segments
1 large or 2 small avocados
1 cup of torn iceberg lettuce pieces 
¼ cup roasted and shelled peanuts
¼ cup finely chopped onion
12 to 16 olives

Dressing :
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
½-¾ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper powder


  1. Peel and cut the avocado into chunks.
  2. Cut the olives into halves.
  3. Add the grapefruit segments, chopped onion, peanuts and lettuce pieces.
  4. Prepare the dressing and whisk it well or shake it well in a jar.
  5. Pour it over the salad and serve.
Tips :
  • Use any choice of salad leaves or use baby spinach.
  • Use any other nuts of your choice.
  • Use a good quality vinegar of your choice.
You may want to check out the following :

roasted potato avocado salad
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2 comments:

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