Summer Citrus Salad

The Food: oranges, grapefruits, avocados

The “fruit guy” was in the neighborhood last week. Naturally, my dad decided we needed to buy two cases of fruit from him. We now have enough apples, oranges, and grapefruits in the basement to last us for a solid month. I’m pretty sure I made a salad similar to this last summer and the idea came back to me while the creative juices were flowing. This summer however, I’m feeling much more “chef-like” and thought I could make some improvements…

I only used one grapefruit and one modest-sized orange, cut off the peel and pith, then cut into segments. I also diced one avocado to add to the mix.

For the dressing: mix well equal parts olive oil and lemon juice (I did  2tbsp. each) with 1/2 part honey (1tbsp.)

Toss well in a bowl with lettuce and there it is.

The Fare: Summer Citrus Salad

Portion: This salad was the perfect size to generously accompany dinner for the 3 of us.

Taste: All of the fruit was perfectly ripe and had great flavor. My dad loved the fresh natural flavors but I ended up putting cracked pepper on my portion and wished it had had just a little more zip.

Repeat: For sure. Great for summer. Easy to make.

Embellishments: Some sliced almonds for crunch? Add some spices to the dressing/less honey/more lemon juice?

Other ideas? Let me know!