Tuesday, 11 July 2017 10:29

Grapefruit and Arugula Salad with Avocado

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DID YOU KNOW? Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin C and A, dietary fiber, potassium, folate, and other nutrients. Arugula, sometimes known by the more interesting name "rocket," is famous salad green that's loved for its delightfully pungent leaves and unique appearance. It has glucosinates that offer antioxidant benefits and enzymes that can help with detoxification. Arugula is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, B6, C, and K, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and potassium. You can also get high levels of zinc, copper, protein, thiamin, and pantothenic acid from this vegetable.

Avocado is considered a real superfood fruit because of its potential to help with weight management, and benefits for your heart and brain. Avocado is also a low-fructose fruit, and is actually helpful for regulating your blood sugar levels – a definite boon for people suffering from diabetes or pre-diabetes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 2 grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 avocado, sliced

For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated grapefruit zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grate 1 teaspoon of zest from the grapefruit, reserving for the salad dressing.
  • Peel the grapefruit by cutting off each end then working your knife around the perimeter. This method removes the membrane from all outside edges. 

Directions

Hold the peeled grapefruit in one hand over a bowl. Use a paring knife and in a sawing motion, cut each segment from the membrane on both sides. Let the juice drip into the bowl and place segments in another bowl.

When all segments have been removed from both grapefruit halves, squeeze the remaining juice from the membranes and reserve 1 tablespoon of the juice for the dressing.

To prepare the dressing, combine all ingredients except the oil in a bowl. Whisk to combine then slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly until fully emulsified. Set aside.

To prepare the salad, place the arugula in a large salad bowl. Toss with about half the dressing. Divide the greens among salad plates; top with grapefruit segments and sliced avocado. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.

Last modified on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 10:37
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