Enjoy this light and refreshing salad featuring ripe avocado and juicy grapefruit. The Grapefruit Shallot Vinaigrette is made in 15 seconds with a shake of a mason jar.
We’re going to cut the grapefruit segments without the tough and bitter membrane. This method is called supreme.
First, trim off the top and bottom of the grapefruit.
Then, cut off the peel and white pith with your knife, hugging close to the grapefruit, following the shape of the grapefruit.
You’ll be left with a bit of pith there and there. You want to cut those off…they are bitter!
Find a membrane. Cut just right next to the membrane to remove a segment.
Repeat with rest of segments. When done, you’ll have the center of grapefruit with membranes. It’s full of juice! We’ll use that for the vinaigrette. Squeeze membrane, capturing juices into bowl
Now you have grapefruit segments for the salad, and grapefruit juice for the Grapefruit Shallot Vinaigrette!
Most people cut themselves when whacking at the avocado seed. NEVER whack the avocado seed! 1. The seed is ROUND and SLIPPERY. 2. That’s an awfully big and sharp knife you are whacking towards your hand!
Here’s safer way. Instead of whacking the avocado pit, cut the avocado into smaller segments and remove the pit easily. This works best with the avocado is perfectly ripe.
Go around the avocado once.
Rotate avocado and go around again…cutting 4 segments.
Twist to separate halves (see how there’s 4 segments?)
Twist to halve again.
If the pit is stubborn and won’t come out….halve again.
Then remove pit.
The avocado skin easily peels right off.
Add all these ingredients into a mason jar, close tightly, and shake.
Prep Time:0 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
1. Section the grapefruit without the membrane, saving the juice in a small bowl. From the leftover membrane, squeeze and reserve as much juice as possible. Set aside the grapefruit sections.
2. To make the Grapefruit Shallot Vinaigrette, add all of the vinaigrette ingredients into a mason jar. Close lid tightly and shake.
3. Just before serving, pit and thinly slice the avocados. Assemble the salad and toss with the vinaigrette.