Chilled Grapefruit Salad
A perfect complement to spicy Mexican dishes, this refreshing salad features three healthful citrus fruits--grapefruit, oranges, and lemons. You get segments of grapefruit, the phytochemical-rich zest of the orange, and the juice of the lemon--an exceptional source of vitamin C.
  • 2 large pink grapefruit, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings
  • Thinly slivered zest of half an orange
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Place grapefruit in a nonmetallic serving dish. Top with onion rings. Sprinkle with orange zest.

2. In a small bowl, mash garlic and salt together. Whisk in mustard and lemon juice. Very slowly whisk in oil. Thin with orange juice. Pour dressing over salad and sprinkle with pepper. Chill until serving time.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 178 calories, 14g total fat, 1.9g saturated fat, 10g monounsaturated fat, 1.2g polyunsaturated fat, 2.3g dietary fiber, 1g protein, 14g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium.
Good source of: lycopene, quercetin, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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