Avocado Grapefruit and Fennel Salad

The Sicilian-inspired salad’s flavor combination of fennel’s sweet licorice flavor, juicy tart grapefruit and smooth avocado topped with salty Parmesan is a welcome addition to any meal any time of the year. Recipe and photo used with permission from Foodie Crush



  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 pink grapefruits, peeled and segmented
  • 2 handfuls lightweight greens such as pea shoots, baby spinach, or watercress
  • Shaved Parmegiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Citrus dressing

For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon grainy brown mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Combine the fennel, avocado, grapefruits and greens in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons of the citrus dressing and season with the salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning and top with the shaved pieces of the Parmesan.

For the Dressing
Add all of the ingredients to a jar with a fitted lid. Close the jar and shake well.

Serves 4


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