Shrimp and Grapefruit Give This Summer Salad Zest

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Jul 11, 2016 11:41:02 AM

pink_grapefruit_and_shrimp_salad_recipe_pic.jpgHere’s an easy, healthy salad for a summer brunch that is heart-healthy, diabetes-friendly and (with the appropriate substitutions) gluten-free.

Pink grapefruit gives the shrimp a citrus spark. Fresh mint and avocado top it off with great flavor and healthy fat.


  • 3 pink grapefruit
  • 2 Tbsp wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/2 tsp salt •1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 lb baby spinach (about 3 1/2 quarts)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced


With a sharp knife, peel the grapefruit, removing all the bitter white pith. Slice about 3/8 inch thick.

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Drizzle in 3 tablespoons of the oil, whisking to combine. Set aside.

Season the shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook, turning once, until pink, about 3 minutes per side.

Add the grapefruit, cooked shrimp, spinach, mint, onion and avocado to the vinaigrette in the large bowl.

Toss well. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: Grapefruit interacts with many drugs, including some statins. If you aren't sure, check with your doctor to be sure it's OK for you to eat grapefruit.

Entrees - Pink Grapefruit and Shrimp Salad Recipe

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