Carrying on in the tradition of recent Mondays, here is another detox dish with nothing but good-for-you clean ingredients that will keep you body happy on the inside and out. To me, this salad is an easy got-to for a fresh summer lunchtime side dish.

Cilantro Avocado Grapefruit Salad

Serves 4

 

Preparation

Salad

1 Grapefruit* (I like Ruby Red), sectioned and chopped
3/4 c. Cilantro, fresh and chopped
1/2 Avocado, sliced and cut into small pieces
1/2 c. Red Onion, chopped

Dressing
1/4 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 c. Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp. Real Maple Syrup (if you don’t have the real stuff, substitute honey)

Salad: Add grapefruit, cilantro and red onion together. Toss until the cilantro is well-mixed. Gently toss in the avocado. Transfer to into bowls for serving and set aside.

Dressing:  Wisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle over each pre-portioned salad prior to serving and enjoy!

You’ll see that I didn’t add the dressing to the salad in its entirety. Grapefruit can be pretty juicy, and adding the dressing to the main bowl can leave this amazing dish looking more like a soup than a salad. Reserve the dressing until you’re ready to serve ad you won’t be sorry.

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