Colorful and fresh, with ruby-red grapefruit, avocado, and soft lettuce leaves, this salad is a lively mix of flavors and textures. Tender herbs and a sesame-almond crunch make it truly next level.

Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2019


Credit: The Ingalls

Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Serves 6 to 8


Sesame Crunch


Instructions Checklist
  • Sesame Crunch:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine almonds, sesame seeds, coriander, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Add egg white and stir to combine. Spread mixture into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Roast, stirring once, until golden and crunchy, about 12 minutes. If sticking to pan, scrape up with a spatula, then let cool completely. Crunch can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. (Makes 3/4 cup.)

  • Salad:

    Remove peel and white pith from grapefruits. Slice 2 into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Hold remaining grapefruit over a bowl and cut between membranes, allowing segments to fall into bowl. Squeeze juice into bowl.

  • Whisk together mustard, vinegar, 2 teaspoons juice, and coriander. Gradually whisk in both oils until thick and emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Toss lettuce with 1/4 cup dressing; season with salt and pepper. Serve with avocados, grapefruit slices and segments, herbs, and sesame crunch, drizzled with more dressing.