Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with pan seared shrimp and a delicious sweet lemon dressing.
My mom has been visiting us in Saint Louis the last few days and we have been cooking up a storm! I love when she comes–we put our heads together in the kitchen and amazing things happen! We’ve made so many awesome things the last few days that I can’t wait to share with you all, starting with this amazing Grapefruit Avocado Salad with shrimp.
Honestly, this salad could be one of the best salads ever. If you’re not a seafood lover you can leave the shrimp off (BOO), and you can even serve the salad as a side dish. But the shrimp combination is not only fantastic, it really makes this salad a meal! The grapefruit and avocado go so well together, especially with the sweet lemon dressing.
- 2 heads of bib lettuce , chopped
- 2 avocados , peeled, and sliced into 1/2'' wedges
- 2 grapefruits
- 1 lb of shelled , raw shrimp (optional)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp grapefruit juice (leftover from peeling the grapefruit)
Add olive oil to saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add shrimp and saute for a few seconds, just until pink on both sides (don't over cook!).
Peel the rind off the grapefruit. Halve it, and then remove the skin from each individual slice so that your just left with slices of grapefruit flesh. Do this over a plate, and save any juice that accumulates on the plate.
Layer bib lettuce with avocado and grapefruit. Top with cooked shrimp. Pour desired amount of dressing on top.
For the dressing, whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
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