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Grapefruit Salad

Fresh Grapefruit Salad

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This refreshing grapefruit salad recipe stars the juicy citrus fruit with toasted almonds, feta cheese, and a zingy poppy seed dressing.



For the salad

  • 2 pink grapefruit
  • 1 handful red onion slices
  • 8 cup mixed greens or butter lettuce
  • 1/4 cup feta or goat cheese crumbles (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

For the poppy seed dressing (makes 6 tablespoons)

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (or honey)
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (aka mustard powder)
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil* (or other neutral oil like organic vegetable or canola)
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds


  1. Prep the fresh ingredients: Peel and segment the grapefruit using this method. Thinly slice the red onion.
  2. Toast the almonds: Place the nuts in a dry skillet (no oil) over medium heat. Heat, shaking the pan and stirring often with a wooden spoon, until the nuts are fragrant and golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove immediately from the heat and transfer to a plate to stop the cooking.
  3. Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, white vinegar, dry mustard, onion powder, and kosher salt. Gradually whisk in the grapeseed oil 1 tablespoon at a time until a creamy emulsion forms. Whisk in the poppy seeds. (Use immediately or store refrigerated in a sealed container or jar until serving; allow to come to room temperature prior to serving.)
  4. Assemble the salad: Place the salad greens on plates. Top with grapefruit slices, red onions, goat cheese crumbles, and toasted almonds. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Salad
  • Diet: Vegan