A couple of weeks ago, I joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) group. In other words I became a member of a community farm, committing to purchasing a box of fresh, locally grown, organic vegetables and fruits weekly. It has been a interesting experience – receiving different vegetables that I have to look on the internet to discover what they are and what I can make with them and getting some fruit I would not buy because of the expense at the grocery store. I have had some failures and some real treats. Treats – kumquats in the first box (my mom was thrilled); failure – Swiss chard (I tried a stir fry of sorts, definitely don’t need to make that again) but fresh in salad is alright. This week I found grapefruit and avocados in my box, both I really enjoy and so does my family. Then I had a birthday – yup, celebrating 53 years of life and goodness – Aimee gave me a cook book “Simply Salads” for it. It has every kind of salad and dressings that you can imagine. I love it, because greens are always available in the box and I love salads. Now I am not giving the same recipe just straight out of the book, but close and similar. The greens were spinach and romaine because that was in my box too. The family thought this was a good but interesting salad presentation.
2 grapefruits (peeled with all the white removed and sectioned)
1 avocado (sliced)
1/2 red onion (sliced)
1 head romaine lettuce (torn into bite size pieces)
1 cup baby spinach
3 TBS olive oil
Kosher salt (to taste)
coarse pepper (to taste)
1. Peel and section your grapefruit over a large bowl to catch all the juice dripping.
2. Remove all the seeds.
3. Add the slices to the bowl.
4. Add the avocado, onion, lettuce, and spinach to the bowl.
5. Toss gently together.
6. Drizzle olive oil over the salad.
7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
8. Toss gently together again.