Summer is salad season and there are some wonderful grapefruit salads you can make for yourself and your family which are tasty, healthy, and delicious. Adding tangy grapefruit to summer salads will give your salads an edge and give you easy and refreshing meals to serve. Grapefruit has a natural fat burning enzyme which will help you maintain your weight or lose weight, so combining grapefruit with healthy salads is a great way to cut calories if you’re trying to lose weight. Eating grapefruit salad is also a fantastic way to avoid becoming bored with salads if you eat salads a lot as most people do during the spring and summer. You can even make these salads for summer parties and picnics when you want to wow your guests. You don’t need to be a gourmet chef or spend hours cooking to make salads like these:
Cucumber Grapefruit Salad – This tangy salad takes just minutes to make and it will taste like something you’d get served in a restaurant. To make the dressing blend vinegar, olive oil, thyme, tarragon and dill. Chill the dressing while you make the rest of the salad. Place sliced cucumbers in the bottle of individual salad bowls. Top with a blend of several types of lettuce. On top place peeled segments of a ruby red grapefruit. Drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad and serve.
Apple Salad with Grapefruit Dressing – This unique dressing can be used on any salad when you want to switch things up and have a little variety but it goes very well with this apple salad. To make the salad mix sliced apples with endive lettuce and fresh mint leaves. To make the dressing you need to combine about a quarter cup of fresh grapefruit juice with a couple of tablespoons of Dijon mustard and olive oil. Blend thoroughly and pour over the salad. Make sure to coat the apples with the dressing.
Grapefruit Avocado Salad – This simple salad is very low in calories and is a delicious change from traditional salads. Peel and dice an avocado. Peel and section a fresh ruby red grapefruit and then chop it into small sections. Toss the avocado and the grapefruit pieces with some iceberg lettuce and top with a fresh poppy seed dressing. You will love the super refreshing taste. This is a great salad to serve at picnics or to bring to potluck dinners because it’s unique and memorable but delicious.