Outrageously Good Holiday Salad


'Outrageously Good?' I'm not kidding. So simple to make, but the combination of ingredients makes it sophisticated. The mix of tangy grapefruit, sweet poppy seed dressing, buttery smooth avocados and Swiss cheese is incredible.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 4 red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby salad greens

  • 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced

  • 3 avocados - peeled, pitted and sliced

  • 8 ounces shredded Swiss cheese

  • 1 cup poppy seed salad dressing (such as Marie's®)


  1. Drain off excess juice from grapefruit sections; gently mix the grapefruit sections with the salad greens, green onions, avocados, and Swiss cheese. Toss with dressing just before serving.

Cook's Note

You could simplify preparation even more by using jarred grapefruit, but I prefer using fresh when it's in season.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
32g Fat
36g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 288mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 83mg 413%
Calcium 329mg 25%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 791mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.