Pistachio, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

    20 minutes

    This salad is a bowl of contrasts; tart - orange, grapefruit and vinegar; sweet - mango and avocado; crunchy - nuts. It comes together really well.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 head cos lettuce, diced
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
    • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
    • 2 mangos, peeled and sliced
    • 2 grapefruit, sectioned
    • 2 oranges, sectioned
    • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced
    • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, coarsely diced

    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Toss the lettuce with the balsamic vinaigrette and blue cheese crumbles. Place into a large salad bowl.
    2. Arrange the mango, grapefruit, orange and avocado over the salad in a lovely pattern.
    3. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios to serve.

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    This combination of ingredients came to their best fruition when eaten together. I took this to a dinner party and it easily fed 30 people who went back for extras. I received endless compliments. I stuck to the recipe except that I doubled the amount of romaine (which substantially increased the volume), added some carrot shreds, and made my own balsalmic dressing. To the vinegar I added cumin, fresh ginger, and seasoning salt, and whisked these all with olive oil. After tossing, I garnished the salad with edible flowers. The presentation was impressive and would have been as awe-inspiring minus the flowers, simply because of the beautiful array of fruit colors. I cannot wait to make this salad again when I have the crowd to serve it to or the special occasion on which to share this delicious salad.  -  09 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Actually I want to give 4.5 stars. It doesn't get the final 1/2 star as I like a bit more bite of chilliness in a salad like this. So this is MY personal taste opinion. This is very good and is the second most popular salady item on the menu in our Café  -  18 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I took it to a football tailgaiting party and it was a hit. I used goat cheese and it was delicious.  -  04 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)