Mexican grapefruit salad: Ensalada de toronja

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Karen Hursh Graber

This is a very refreshing salad. In Southern Mexico, grapefruit salad would most likely be made with fruit vinegar, especially pineapple vinegar, but apple cider vinegar is a good substitute. Only a small amount of dressing is used, since the flavor and juiciness come from the grapefruit.


  • 1 small head lettuce, washed, dried and torn into small pieces
  • 2 ruby red grapefruits, peeled, separated into segments, white membranes removed
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or fruit vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt to taste

Place first four ingredients in a salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, cumin and salt. Toss dressing with salad and serve immediately.

Serves 6.

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Published or Updated on: January 1, 2001 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2001
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