Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cook: Mache Grapefruit and Macademia nut salad with citrus dressing

We are back from vacation! It was hard to leave beautiful South Africa but we're happy to be back home in lovely LA. :) Here is an exotic salad that is perfect for this warm summer weather !

  • one 6 oz bag of mache lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, toasted (I just used dry roasted ones)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime
  • zest of one lime
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (the recipe calls for 1/2 but I always use less)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. If desired, you can toast the nuts by baking them on a sheet at 350 for 5 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
  2. Slice the avocado and peel the grapefruit. Remove the skin from the sections
  3. Mix the vinagrette (grapefruit and lime juices, olive oil, salt and pepper) with a whisk
  4. Toss salad with dressing, then top with grapefruit, avocado and nuts.

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