Sunday, February 20, 2011

Avocado, Tomato, Grapefruit and Lime Salad

This refreshing salad is a great for a light lunch or snack. The citrus works perfectly with the rich Florida avocado and the micro herbs from my garden added some freshness, a key ingredient for the freshricks blog. This costs about $5 takes 15 minutes or less and feeds 1.

Avocado Grapefruit Salad
1 organic roma tomato
1/2 ripe Florida avocado
1/2 grapefruit, segmented
1 lime, segmented
1 tablespoon micro basil, thyme, and marjoram

Meyer Lemon Citrus Vinaigrette
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh grapefruit juice
dash white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon meyer lemon olive oil (or EVOO)
pinch of finely chopped parsley
salt and pepper

Slice the avocado and tomatoes and place on the plate. Season well with salt and pepper. With a knife cut the skins of the grapefruit and limes off. Using a small pairing knife cut out the segments of fruits so there is no white, these are called supremes. Mix the grapefruit and lime supremes and place over the avocado and tomato. Use some juice from the grapefruit and limes to make the vinaigrette. Mix all the listed ingredients and spoon over the plate. Garnish with the micro greens.

This quick and easy dish was perfect for after a day at the beach. try this before a fish dinner or when you need a healthy alternative to the norm. Buon Apetito!

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