Grapefruit Salad

This colorful grapefruit salad features a wonderful balance of textures and flavors. Pomegranate seeds and onions provide crunch, while avocado lends creaminess, which also works to counter the bitterness of the grapefruit. Use any color of grapefruit, like red, white or pink. If you want to add a layer of greens, peppery greens like arugula or mizuna would work well.

a recipe photo of the Grapefruit Salad served in a bowl
Photo: Photographer: Stacy K. Allen. Food Stylist: Ana Kelly, Prop Stylist: Christina Brockman
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon lightly crushed black or pink peppercorns

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 3 medium grapefruit, peeled and sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fresh pomegranate arils

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, large leaves torn in half


  1. Place onion in a small bowl and cover with ice water. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well and pat dry.

  2. Whisk oil, vinegar, honey, crushed peppercorns and 1/4 teaspoon salt in another small bowl until combined.

  3. Arrange grapefruit slices on a large platter and top with avocado. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top with the drained onion and pomegranate arils. Sprinkle with mint. Drizzle the honey-peppercorn dressing over the salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
15g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 1307IU 26%
Vitamin C 52mg 58%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 69mcg 17%
Vitamin K 14mcg 12%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 536mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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