Fruit Salad with Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

2013-05-26

INGREDIENTS

Lettuce leaves
Shredded fresh spinach and /or lettuce
2 Florida red grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, and seeded
2 Florida white grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, and seeded
2 cups strawberries, slices or halved
2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

PREPARATION

Line a platter with lettuce leaves. Top with shredded spinach or lettuce. Arrange red and white grapefruit sections, strawberries, and avocados on lettuce. Sprinkle red onion rings on top of fruit. Serve with Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Dressing (see recipe below). Store remaining dressing, covered, in the refrigerator.
Yield:  8 side-dish servings

If you’re making this salad ahead, brush a little grapefruit juice on the avocado slices to prevent darkening.

Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Dressing

1 cup honey
1 teaspoon Florida grapefruit peel, finely shredded
1 cup Florida grapefruit juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 ¼ cups salad oil
1 ½ teaspoons poppy seed

In a mixing bowl stir together the honey, Florida grapefruit peel, Florida grapefruit juice, salt and nutmeg. Gradually beat in salad oil. Stir in poppy seeds. Transfer to a screw-top jar; cover and chill until serving time. Shake well before using. Serve over fruit or tossed salads.
Yield:  3 cups

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