'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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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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

470 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 31.9g; cholesterol 36.7mg; sodium 288.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2011
Loved this! I looked at the ingredients of this salad and my mouth started watering. It's great for the holidays because grapefruit is so delicious this time of year. To avoid the bitterness of the pith and membrane, I just cut the grapefruit in half and scoop out the flesh. If you don't like grapefruit, this is also good with craisins. I do like something a little crunchy in my salads, so I added some cashews. I used the "Poppy Seed Dressing I" recipe from this site. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2012
Would like to see a homemade dressing. I'm not a fan of bottled dressings. Read More
(12)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2011
Loved this! I looked at the ingredients of this salad and my mouth started watering. It's great for the holidays because grapefruit is so delicious this time of year. To avoid the bitterness of the pith and membrane, I just cut the grapefruit in half and scoop out the flesh. If you don't like grapefruit, this is also good with craisins. I do like something a little crunchy in my salads, so I added some cashews. I used the "Poppy Seed Dressing I" recipe from this site. Read More
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2012
Would like to see a homemade dressing. I'm not a fan of bottled dressings. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2011
The grapefruit skins give it a bitter taste in each bite. This hasn't worked out for us at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
I used the fresh peeled grapefruit in plastic packaged container found in produce section where grocers put fresh veggie and fruit trays and packages...worked out great! I substituted swiss cheese for feta...loved it! I used half of the green onions recipe called for and it was perfect... Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2013
Made thsi for Easter and have made it several times since...not just a holiday salad! Everyone loves it and asks for recipe. Good tip from other member is to section the grapefruit and sponge with paper towel to avoid too much moisture Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2017
I was wandering my allrecipes page and just realized (nearly 7 years after posting) that this had so many reviews! Thanks to all of you for reviewing; glad to hear there are so many who love it as much as we do! For those who have struggled with how I worded the prep for the grapefruit, I have tried to edit this recipe to no avail. What I would like to suggest (as other cooks have) is that one needs to scoop out the sections of grapefruit as you would if you were normally eating a grapefruit half. I.e., separate the fruit from the membrane with a grapefruit knife and remove it from the rind. When I ate this for the first time, my friend who prepared it said she used the stuff out of the jar, which obviously does not have any membrane or white pith. I guess this just seemed obvious to me as that membrane is so tough and the white pith of the rind is terribly bitter. (Who eats *that* part??) I guess I just thought "peeled" covered that, but I can see where that might be confusing if you were thinking of it like peeling an orange. And by all means, use a homemade dressing! That's an easy substitution, but maybe a bit more time--which is always stretched thin during the holidays. ;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2011
The key to the success of this is to remove all of the white membrane from the grapefruit before using it because it does have a bitter taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2014
With a fresh shipment of grapefruit sent from Florida I went on a search for some recipe to use them. This is a wonderful salad choice. I made 'Healthier Poppy Seed Salad Dressing for 2' from AR. My favorite ingredients were the combination of the grapefruit and avocado. Kind of tangy meets smooth and it worked. My dressing choice was good but the vinegar overpowered just a little. Definitely a salad worth repeating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
I made everything as directed and everyone at the table loved it! Read More
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