Monday, January 28, 2013

The best thing that's happened lately

Oh, winter citrus: How can I possibly begin to tell you how much you mean to me right now? How could I fully convey my appreciation for the zingy kiss of your bitter-sweetness? The refreshing snap of your bright pink or orange meat? The lovely little pizzaz you add to, oh, you know, everything?

Like a brilliant salad of apples, onion, avocado, ginger—and grapefruit.

Glorious grapefruit. Beautiful grapefruit. And the perfect avocado, just the butteriest thing on earth. With a tiny punch of vinegar, the warmth of the ginger, the bite of the onion, and the sweet crisp apples…

What are you waiting for? You need this. It's a bowl full of winter-blues buster. I promise.

1 med grapefruit, segmented plus juice
1 apple, cored and diced medium
1/2 onion, sliced thin
1 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp ground ginger
salt + pepper to taste
1/2 avocado cut into 1/4" cubes
In a medium bowl, toss to combine all ingredients except avocado. Chill for an hour, and add avocado just before serving, stirring gently to mix in among other ingredients.

(To make a full meal of it, you might could toss some cubed firm tofu into the mix, drained but otherwise unadulterated: The cool and mellow tofu would be a lovely foil to the rest of the flavors hanging out here.)


  1. Jumping up and down because I KNOW THIS SALAD!!

    My grandmother would make it in the summer: and I couldn't get enough of it. So many flavors, my mouth waters at the memory.

    My abuelita would have sliced avocado, rings of vidalia onion, vinegar and sugar on top of grapefruit sections, roasted garlic,sliced beets.

    It was wonderful.

    1. ROASTED GARLIC. I knew this sucker was missing something. Mad ups <-- as the kids say to your abuelita, who clearly knew what was up.

  2. I have no idea if my commenting on your Instagram photo to post this recipe in any way convinced you to do it, but I am really happy you did because I loved the ingredient combo then and still do now!

    1. You totally did inspire me to post the recipe! Thank you for that—I need a little extra push these days. xo

  3. Grapefruit is all over Texas. How did I miss that this state is known for its citrus fruit during winter! My in-laws just dropped off an armful of the most amazingly juicy grapefruits as they were heading back to MO. Enjoy and take care!


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