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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad Recipe

avocado salad recipe

This is a lovely and light fruit and avocado salad recipe.

It is a mix of fresh grapefruit avocado slices with a lovely creamy dressing.

Light, healthy and nutritious – can’t beat that.

This fruit salad recipe would make a wonderful light lunch on its own served with some fresh crusty bread, or serve it as an appetizer or side dish with something like a quiche or cheese soufflé.

The dressing is a mix of mayonnaise and sour cream with celery and green or red peppers for color and crunch.

avocado salad recipe

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad Recipe

A fresh, bright and healthy salad.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main or Side, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, North American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 393 kcal


  • 3 grapefruit, peeled, seeded, sectioned and drained
  • 3 avocados, medium, halved and seeded
  • 3 cups baby spinach, or mixed greens
  • lemon juice

Creamy Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, can use light if you prefer
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, light if you prefer
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, or red, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion salt


  • Arrange the greens, avocado slices and grapefruit slices on a plate. Top the salad with creamy dressing.
  • Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to come together.


Calories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 460mgPotassium: 804mgFiber: 9gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 3288IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg
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Sprinkle paprika over the finished salad.


  • You can also serve the salad in the avocado shell.
  • How do you serve an avocado salad, in the skin or out of it? I prefer to take the skin off. I find that when avocados are really ripe they can begin to get small black spots near the skin. I want to make sure any of those spots are removed before eating the avocado. So I remove the skin and make sure the entire half is brushed with lemon juice to prevent it from darkening.
  • Make it a meal. Add cooked shrimp or chopped cooked chicken to the salad.

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