Sun-sational Grapefruit and Avocado Summer Salad -

Sun-sational Grapefruit and Avocado Summer Salad -

Sun-sational Grapefruit and Avocado Summer Salad

Sun-sational Grapefruit and Avocado Summer Salad

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Sun-sational Grapefruit and Avocado Summer Salad

A combo recently came into my life, grapefruit and avocado! So tropical, so refreshing, so flavorful, it is so good! Reading a new book I got, The Suja Juice Solutions book, I came across a cucumber, grapefruit, avocado salad (called Sunrise Grapefruit and Avocado Salad in the book) and it was like a smack upside the head! I have had oranges and avocado on a salad before but never tried grapefruit, and adding cucumber and cinnamon to the mix, genius! It was one of the breakfast recipes listed in the book. After having it almost daily I decided to transform it into a delicious salad for lunch or dinner by adding to it. I use to make a cold quinoa salad a couple summers ago with avocado and citrus or other fruits. It was the summer I practically lived off quinoa salads. So the quinoa was a no brainier for this salad. Adding greens and quinoa rounded the salad out perfectly for a delicious filling lunch or dinner salad. The quinoa adds some carbs and plant protein, as well as some texture. The greens, I decided on a blend of arugula and spinach, add an extra nutrient packed punch and more color to the salad.

After a weekend like I just had up north at the cabin I’m ready for an overdose of fresh fruits and veggies and this is on the menu for sure this week!

Sun-sational Grapefruit and Avocado Summer Salad

Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1c quinoa, or 3c cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 4c arugula and spinach mix or baby spinach (used Earthbound Farms Organic Baby Arugula & Baby Spinach Mix)
  • 2 large cucumbers, or 4 smaller ones
  • 2 ripe avocado, but not too soft
  • 2-3 grapefruit
  • 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
Read the whole recipe on A Whisk and Two Wands