These salads make a refreshing starter. To remove the pitof an avocado without damaging the flesh, halve the avocadolengthwise, then gently tap the sharp edge of a large knifeinto the pit. Twist the knife, holding on to the avocado firmly,and the pit should come out easily.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2005


Credit: Ellie Miller

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Brush 2 teaspoons lemon juice over flesh of avocados; set aside.

  • Remove peel and pith from grapefruit using a sharp paring knife. Working over a medium bowl to catch the juice, carefully carve out segments from between membranes. Transfer grapefruit segments to a small bowl; set aside. Reserve juice in bowl.

  • Add 1/4 cup lemon juice, the salt, and tarragon to the grapefruit juice; season with pepper. Whisk in oil in a slow, steady stream. Add grapefruit sections; toss gently just to coat.

  • Place each avocado half on a plate. Top with grapefruit mixture, dividing evenly. Garnish with tarragon. Serve with lime wedges.


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Rating: 5 stars
I brought this recipe to a pot-luck and it was a huge hit! A perfect summer evening starter. We enjoyed it with white wine and a variety of cheeses; it really was the talk of the evening!