Grapefruit and Avocado Salad Recipe

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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m

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

It is a mix of fresh grapefruit and canned mandarin oranges with a lovely creamy dressing, served in a half avocado.

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

gluten free recipe


  • 3 grapefruit, peeled, seeded, sectioned and drained
  • 11 ounces canned mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 medium avocados, halved and seeded
  • 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 chopped green pepper or red
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion salt


Step 1

Combine the grapefruit sections and mandarin oranges. Set aside. Brush the avocado halves with lemon juice. Spoon the fruit mixture into the avocado cavities. Top with creamy dressing.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Chill 1-2 hours.


Sprinkle paprika over the finished salad.

cooking tipsTips:

  • 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.

Did You Know?…

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.

Use the light versions if you want to cut the fat.

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