Summer citrus salads are always a must in our Texas heat. This spinach and grapefruit salad is a quick and easy fix that can be whipped up easily with most items you already keep in your pantry/kitchen. I can easily have this as a meal in itself but it works great as a side salad with a cool cucumber/alfalfa/tzatziki 1/2 sandwich. The options are endless and yours to create. Add some sliced strawberries for sweetness and bright, festive color.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread walnuts on a baking sheet.

  • Toast in the preheated oven until golden and fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  • Zest orange and reserve. Slice the tops and bottoms of grapefruit and cut along the curves, top-down, to remove skins and piths. Repeat with orange. Cut fruits into segments on a plate or shallow bowl, cutting from connective membranes and catching any extra juices (save juices for dressing). Squeeze segments lightly for extra juice.

  • Combine toasted walnuts, spinach, feta cheese, and grapefruit and orange slices in a large mixing bowl.

  • Pour grapefruit and orange juices into a measuring cup and add enough cranberry juice to reach 1/3 cup. Whisk in olive oil, turbinado sugar, 1 teaspoon reserved orange zest, parsley, and kosher salt until dressing is thickened. Drizzle over salad. Garnish with any remaining orange zest.

Cook's Note:

You can use white sugar instead of turbinado.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 28.2g; fat 40.9g; cholesterol 16.7mg; sodium 478.6mg. Full Nutrition