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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Try this refreshing avocado and grapefruit salad from Alice Waters.

  • servings: 4


  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar or Champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 grapefruits, peeled and segmented
  • 3 Hass avocados, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Chervil sprigs, for garnish


  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, combine shallot, vinegar, juices, and a pinch of salt. Let sit for 15 minutes. Whisk in oil and zests.

  2. Step 2

    Arrange grapefruit and avocado on a serving platter. Drizzle with dressing, and sprinkle with chervil.

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