From the Kitchens of Terri Bergman
Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad with *Sweet n Spiced Poppyseed Dressing Garnished with Candied Grapefruit Peel
This delightful salad is filled with taste! The Grapefruit sections, the chilled avocado and the tangy Poppyseed Dressing are such a great way to kick off a dinner…or just become the “meal”. Here’s the simple way to delicious…the garnishes are almost all optional, but I do like layers of taste.
Level: Easy Presto
6-8 C. Mixed Greens
1 Ruby Red Grapefruit, peeled and sectioned (save peels)
4 TBLS Pomegranate seeds
1 Avocado sliced thin
¼ C sliced toasted almonds
Shaved White Cheddar
Red Onion ½ sliced very thin
Candied Grapefruit peels
Salt n Pepper
Plate base of mixed greens, arrange grapefruit segments, pomegranate seeds and avocado slices on salad…the delicious options to add are sliced almonds, shaved cheddar, red onion and grapefruit peel.
Dress salads when completely plated….and here is where you do need a sprinkle of salt n pepper.
*Sweet n Spicy Poppyseed Dressing INGREDIENTS
1 T Champagne Vinegar
1 T Honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
6 T Olive Oil
Pinch of Blazing Belle (or cayenne pepper)
½ tsp Poppyseeds
Salt n pepper to taste
Add a little bit of white wine for desired consistency (or water if needed)
**Candied Grapefruit Peels DIRECTIONS:
Take reserved Grapefruit peels and lay flat and remove some pith, and then slice in skinny ¼” strips.
Place is a small pot of cold water, bring to a boil…off burner and drain, with cold water, boil, drain.
Now ready to candy with:
1 C white sugar
½ C water and bring to boil, then low simmer 15-20 minutes.
Drain completely and dry on a baking (cake/cookie) rack for 2-4 hours.Sprinkle with white sugar as desired…a great garnish on salads or use forDecorating cakes, dipped in chocolate for desserts…enjoy!