Once I tasted a bite of this awesome Grapefruit Arugula Salad, I knew I had to photograph and share it, even though it was late and I was making this salad when all the natural light had already bid Nashville farewell. [translation=indoor photography :(] My sister and brother-in-law were visiting, and this salad was the perfect accompaniment to our roasted chicken and vegetable dinner.
I know there are a million variations of grapefruit arugula salad out there, and this is the first version I’ve ever had, so I can’t say it’s the best, but I can say it’s MY best. 🙂 How’s that? Well, it’s just so much yumminess in one bowl! You’ve got your juicy citrus, your tangy feta, and your peppery arugula all dressed in a lemon vinaigrette dressing. Basically an explosion of flavors. I totally wish I had made bigger salads so don’t make the same mistake I did. This is one salad I know I’ll be coming back to time and time again. Enjoy, friends!
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Grapefruit Arugula Salad
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- 1 large grapefruit
- 3 ounces arugula
- 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- lemon pepper
Using a sharp paring knife, section the grapefruit into segments. I tried to do this without a tutorial and it didn’t go so well, so check out this tutorial and your grapefruit will look better than mine. 🙂
Divide arugula between four bowls, then divide grapefruit between the bowls as well. Top with feta cheese.
Whisk together oil, lemon juice, and balsamic for the dressing. Add lemon pepper and salt to taste, then drizzle over salad immediately before eating.
Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.
18 thoughts on “Grapefruit Arugula Salad”
I love the simplicity of this salad! And with grapefruit and feta, you know it packs a punch. 🙂 Yay!
thank you, eileen!
Don’t you just hate when that happens? You have to photograph something that wasn’t planned and light is gone. But oh well, the message is heard!! The salad looks and sounds amazing!
thanks! lighting can be such a problem sometime. 🙂
I wonder if this would work with oranges since I have some on hand. Sounds so good! And yeah, it always happens to me that the most delicious recipes are the ones I make once it’s already too dark to photograph!
i bet oranges would be great!
This looks good, nice photo! Arugula and grapefruit, love the combination. ..:)
thanks! it was my first time with the combo and it won’t be the last!
my favorite salad right now also features grapefruit–love this idea of using arugula!
Oh, I love grapefruit and this is SUCH a good use of it. YUM!
Sounds so fresh and perfect for spring! BTW I had the ads I see popping up over your photos on my blog too so I contacted a wordads guy about it and he removed them asap. It’s a trial run they’re doing but I didn’t like them one little bit. Let me know if you want his email address!
thanks veronica! i’d definitely like that email address. they’ve been bugging me too. thanks 🙂