It’s month two of my food of the month recipe series of introducing new recipes for in-season vegetables and fruits to my family. Since Valentine’s Day happens to fall during February, I thought I’d pick the prettiest, pink-est fruit I know- grapefruit.
Grapefruit is a tasty citrus fruit that comes into season during winter through early spring.
Like other citrus fruits, grapefruit is high in Vitamin C, so it’s the perfect addition to your diet to help boost your immune system during the long, germ-infested winter months. Check out grapefruit’s nutrition facts.
When I was trying to decide what to make with grapefruit, my mind immediately went to seafood. And, with all this frigid weather we’ve had lately, I was craving something light, bright and sunny.
My crab & grapefruit salad with creamy avocado dressing is an easy, dairy-free, nutritious week night dinner. The creamy avocado dressing is kicked up a notch with some jalapeños and cayenne pepper. This is a dish that’s sure to beat your winter blues.
Crab & Grapefruit Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Truthfully, I’m not much of a salad person. Salad preparation always seems like a whole bunch of chopping and dicing to only end up with a salad. Well, let me tell you. This salad is most certainly worth it.
I’m a huge fan of crab meat, and the tart, tangy flavor of the grapefruit pairs with it perfectly. You could easily substitute another type of seafood if you aren’t a crab fan or just leave it out for a vegan dish.
I also have to mention this creamy avocado dressing. I’ve given up dairy while breastfeeding, but I don’t miss it at all with this healthy, creamy avocado dressing. I seriously could not stop licking the spoon! Bonus: my toddler (who isn’t a huge fan of avocados) loved it too.
- 6-8 cups spinach and romaine leaves (*you can substitute your preferred greens)
- 8 oz. crab meat
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 1 avocado
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- juice of 1/2 grapefruit
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Toss ingredients together with dressing.
- Add ingredients to a blender/food processor and blend.
Did you miss January’s food of the month? It was cabbage! For the recipe, just click the picture below.
This looks amazing!! I love salads and this one looks like a keeper! Pinned!
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Wow sounds really yummy! I love avocado too, perfect for us South Floridians! Pinning & Stumbling!
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I love salad, and I love grapefruit! I’m going to try to make this!
Thanks for sharing the recipe! This salad looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it out.
This looks delicious! Still trying to lose the final few pounds of baby weight- so there is a lot of salad in my diet these days- this is a salad I am actually excited to try!!
I love grapefruit so much but I always forget about it! And crab is a big favorite in my house. We love to go crab fishing! Now I can’t wait for crabbing season (FYI, it’s in July😕)
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This looks so yummy! I’m a huge fan of grapefruit! I will have to try this.
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This looks so good! I love crab and avocado! Never thought of combining the two.
This looks amazing!!! Everything delicious all in one place! I’m definitely going to try this! I’ve pinned it so I can find it again!
omg. love grapefruit. love crab. love avocado. can’t wait to try this!
Looks so yummy as all your recipes!! I’m a huge fan of avocados – love how it came together!
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Ohhh, I so wished that I could eat grapefruit! This looks sooo good!
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Oh my goodness, this is a salad I’ve never heard of before!
This looks so interesting, and yet, absolutely scrumptious. I will most definitely be serving this up this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing <3