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Avocado, Grapefruit, Beet and Fennel Salad

Avocado, Grapefruit, Beet and Fennel Salad


In this polar vortex of a winter I have found it hard to eat many salads. By the time dinner rolls around I am not only exhausted but am also craving hearty, comforting foods. Make that hearty, comforting, easy to prepare foods! Most nights I have been dining on a simple roasted sweet potato with some sautéed greens…or something along those lines. When I feel like something a little more exciting I have been making a large bowl of this salad. If I roast the beets and fennel ahead of time it take me only minutes to throw together and is oh so satisfying.

This salad combines three of my favorite foods- grapefruit, beets and avocado. Throw a little roasted fennel into the mix and I am in heaven! I could eat this every night. Especially right now when grapefruits are at their peak and are so sweet and delicious-not bitter at all!

Avocado, Grapefruit, Beet and Fennel Salad

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 3 medium beets
  • 1 grapefruit
  • sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Trim the fronds and bottom off the fennel bulbs, then slice in half length wise. Cut each half into approximately 1/2" semi-circles.
  3. Trim the tops and bottom of the beets and cut them into medium sized chunks
  4. Place the fennel and beets on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast until both the beets and fennel are tender-about 30-40 minutes.
  5. Peel the grapefruit and cut into small sections.
  6. Slice the avocado into wedges.
  7. Once the fennel and beets have roasted and cooled toss all the ingredients gently in a small bowl so the grapefruit juice can coat the others.
  8. Season with sea salt and serve.
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