Recipe | Spring-ready Grapefruit Salad

Recipe | Spring-ready Grapefruit Salad

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The weather is still freezing over here but the sun is shining a bit more often and longer ever day we get closer to summer. I mean spring, lets not get ahead of ourselves here hah! I love spring for many different reasons and one of them is how much it makes me crave fresh & healthy food. So today I wanted to share the results of a little experiment I tried to do with grapefruits!

 

 

You’ll need:


For the Salad

> 3 big hands full of spinach (baby spinach is even nicer!)

> 1 grapefruit pealed and sliced

> 1 cup of walnuts chopped up a bit

> Piece of Feta all crumbled up (I love feta too much to tell you how much to put in there so just go with your own taste.

> Hand full of mint leaves

> 1/2 cucumber in half moon slices

For The Dressing

> Juice of 1/2 a lemon

> 1 tsp of honey (or a tiny bit more)

> Pinch of salt & pepper

 

 

To make it:


Don’t chop up your ingredients too finely, for some reason I like the ingredients to be chunky in this salad in particular because it gives you so many surprises in a bit. Toss all the ingredients for the salad together and only make the dressing when you’re about to serve the food. Whisk the honey and lemon together and drizzle it over your salad. Taste your salad before you add the salt and pepper because you might even like it without. However, if you feel like grapefruit is a bit bitter, a pinch of salt can actually do wonders in bringing out the sweetness of the grapefruit! Now all there’s left to do, is dig in and enjoy.

 

 

I was recently invited to an event hosted by Florida Grapefruit and it was super informative and fun. We got to play around with the fruit making mocktails while we learned about the benefits of this super food. Grapefruits are stocked with vit. C which isn’t just great for beating your colds but as it turns out you need vitamin C to take up iron from your food. I left the event feeling super inspired to make more with grapefruits and the next two weeks I ate it every single day. I felt great but also not so great. I started getting red spots everywhere and as it turns out I am allergic to grapefruit. Yikes! I thought about not sharing this post because it felt odd to post something I won’t be eating ever again, but on the other hand, it is a really lovely salad and I really think you should try it. I might even try to switch the grapefruit for oranges, should be lovely too right? Anyway, long story but I just wanted to be 100% honest ;).

 

What are your favorite recipes for spring? If you’ve blogged about them feel free to link to the post below!

 

 

Liefs,
Yara

 


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  • Ursula Ball

    I enjoyed reading about this fruit based salad…I am slowly adding more fruit to my salad but I find it easier as a citrus dressing for me! :)

    Ursula

    http://www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

  • http://www.sweatyandfit.com Beverley Cheng

    Totally into a salad like this! I adore grapefruit in everything :)

    http://www.borntosweat.co

    • http://www.thetwentiesguide.com Yara Miora

      Ah I’m glad you like it Beverley, thank you so much for reading and commenting :) <3

  • http://beyondblessedblog.com/ Chloé Arnold

    Girl, you are speaking my love language with grapefruit!!! Cannot wait for it to officially feel like spring!!!

    • http://www.thetwentiesguide.com Yara Miora

      Same here! I can’t wait till its warm enough to leave our coats at home! :) <3 x

  • http://leavingkyliefornia.com Kylie

    This looks heavenly! I’ve been trying to find more things to add grapefruit to, this is perfect!

    XO,
    Kylie

    Leaving Kyliefornia
    http://leavingkyliefornia.com

    • http://www.thetwentiesguide.com Yara Miora

      Thanks Kylie! It has always seemed like such a tricky ingredient to me too but once you start experimenting its a lot easier to just toss it in other recipes! Lots of love,
      Yara

  • http://www.oakandoats.com/ Elizabeth Mayberry

    This looks so yummy!

    • http://www.thetwentiesguide.com Yara Miora

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting, you’re so sweet! <3