Florida Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa
Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD
3 pink or ruby red Florida grapefruit
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely minced
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, diced
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, very thinly sliced
Peel grapefruit and section over a bowl to catch juices. Discard peel. Dice sections into half-inch pieces; set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk lime juice, brown sugar, ginger, pepper and salt until sugar is dissolved; reserve.
Soak red onion in ice water to crisp. Add cucumber, avocado and mint to lime juice mixture; stir to combine. Drain red onion and add to the grapefruit. Add lime juice mixture to grapefruit; toss gently to combine. Cover and chill. Serve cold.
This salsa is great with whole grain tortilla chips or served over grilled fish or chicken.
Makes 6 servings.
*Recipe and image courtesy of nationally-recognized nutritionist Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD, on behalf of Florida Grapefruit.*