Fennel, grapefruit and avocado salad

    25 min

    A fresh and citrusy salad of fennel, red onions, hearts of palm, grapefruit and blue cheese tossed in a grapefruit vinaigrette.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced
    • 400g hearts of palm, drained and sliced
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 225g romaine lettuce, torn
    • 40g crumbled blue cheese
    • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced

    Prep:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place grapefruit slices and any leftover juices in a bowl. Stir in onion, fennel and hearts of palm, coating with the grapefruit juice. Pour mixture into another bowl, leaving a small amount of juice in the first bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic powder in the original bowl. Toss lettuce with the vinaigrette.
    2. Divide lettuce onto 4 plates. Evenly distribute the grapefruit mixture on top of the lettuce and top with the blue cheese. Place avocado slices on each salad and serve.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (6)


    Wow, yum! What a crisp, flavorful, refreshing salad! It's so pretty with its pastel colors too. This salad was an adventure for me since I've never had fennel or hearts of palm before. Turns out I love both! I used a shallot instead of red onion because I like that it's more mild. Instead of peeling the grapefruit, I just cut it in half and scooped out the flesh with a spoon. The gorgonzola cheese goes well with all the ingredients and the vinaigrette was not bitter at all. I'm so glad I went out of my comfort zone to try this salad!  -  16 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The most adventuresome dish I've prepared to date. For culinary creativity, Jennifer deserves an "A." Salad dressing could be halved.  -  12 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So very delicious! Such a refreshing change from a everyday green salad.  -  30 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)