Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Are you making a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier while staying gluten-free? This healthy lunch idea comes from Alice Bast, Founder and President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). The citrus in the grapefruit and homemade dressing can help you feel light and bright, even on a dreary winter day.

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Alice’s Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Serves 4


1 avocado, sliced
2 pink grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
1 head of Boston lettuce
Fresh basil
Olive oil
Lemon juice


1. Wash and dry lettuce and place in a bowl. Add avocado and grapefruit.

2. Chop fresh basil and add to salad, per your taste preferences.

3. Drizzle salad with as little or as much olive oil and lemon juice as you like.  Add salt and pepper to taste.


  • Create a pink grapefruit zest dressing. Zest the grapefruit and whisk together with lemon juice or olive oil.
  • For extra nutritional value, top with pomegranate seeds.
  • To give the salad a crunch, toss in some toasted nuts.
  • For protein, this salad pairs well with grilled or baked salmon.