Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad

By Ashley | Entree

Jan 12

Halfway through winter I always become bored with winter fruit and daydream about berries, melon, stone fruits, mango, and all my favorite summer fruits. But then I remember grapefruit. It is the perfect complement to seafood and adding a creamy, fatty component balances the acidity. So I present, a super healthy and satisfying salad perfect for lunch or dinner. Blood or naval oranges are fine substitute if grapefruit is not available. This would be great at brunch or as a beginning course for a dinner party. Everything but the avocado can be prepared ahead.

Shrimp, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad (serves 3)

(Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free)

12 oz. large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 grapefruit, peeled and white pith removed, cut into segment or thinly sliced into rounds

1 avocado, diced

3 c baby arugula

1-2 tbsp sunflower, grapeseed, or other vegetable oil

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: 2 tbsp chopped pistachios

shrimp avocado and grapefruit salad

Heat a cast iron pan over high heat. Pat shrimp dry, brush with some olive, and season with salt and pepper. Sautรฉ in cast iron pan 1-2 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through. Place aside to cool. If you want all the components of the salad chilled, plunge the shrimp into ice water for a few minutes. Cut the shrimp lengthwise, or butterfly them. Arrange grapefruit, avocado, arugula and shrimp on 3 plates. Whisk olive oil, grapefruit juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle dressing over each salad just before serving. Top with pistachios if desired.ย Enjoy with a crisp white wine!


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