Avocado, Grapefruit, and Apple with Poppy Seed Dressing
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Creamy avocados add rich flavor to this salad. When buying avocados, choose a fruit that yields to the touch.
fat free mayonnaise2 Tbsp
fresh lime juice2 tsp
poppy seeds½ tsp
table salt¼ tsp
avocado½ item(s), medium, ripe
fresh apple(s)1 medium, red, thinly sliced
boston lettuce12 leaf/leaves
chopped pecans1 Tbsp, toasted
- Cut away the peel and all the yellow pith from the grapefruit. Hold the grapefruit over a bowl, then cut away the sections from the membranes, letting sections and juice fall into the bowl. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the juices to a medium bowl.
- Add the mayonnaise, lime juice, sugar, poppy seeds, and salt to the grapefruit juice; mix well. With a slotted spoon remove the grapefruit from the remaining juice and add to the mayonnaise mixture (reserve the remaining grapefruit juice for another use).
- Peel and slice the avocado. Add the avocado and apple to the mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat.
- Arrange the lettuce on 6 plates. Spoon the salad (about 1/2 cup) onto each plate. Sprinkle with the pecans and serve at once. Yields 2 lettuce leaves with 1/2 cup salad per serving.