Utilize the fruits of the season with this fresh green salad featuring grapefruit and dried cranberries! Served with a tangy vinaigrette made from grapefruits, it can be made ahead up to two days – a huge plus when preparing those busy holiday meals or your next dinner party.
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit
2 red grapefruit
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp minced scallions
1 Tbsp white-wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
8 cups torn butter lettuce
6 cups baby spinach
1 14-oz can hearts of palm (drained and cut into bite-size pieces)
1/3 cup Brownwood Acres Dried Cranberries or Brownwood Acres Dried Tart Cherries
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
Remove the skin and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife. Working over a bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membranes. Cut the segments in half on a cutting board and transfer to a large salad bowl. Squeeze the grapefruit peel and membranes over the original bowl to extract 1/4 cup grapefruit juice.
Whisk oil, scallions, vinegar, salt and pepper into the bowl with the grapefruit juice.
Add lettuce, spinach and hearts of palm to the salad bowl with the grapefruit segments. Just before serving, toss the salad with the dressing until well coated. Sprinkle cranberries and pine nuts on top. Drizzle with your favorite FruitFast® Liquid.
Yield: 12-1 cup servings
*Recipe and image courtesy of FruitFast®*
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