Outrageously Good Holiday Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Outrageously Good Holiday Salad Recipe
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Outrageously Good Holiday Salad

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"'Outrageously Good?' I'm not kidding. So simple to make, but the combination of ingredients makes it sophisticated. The mix of tangy grapefruit, sweet poppy seed dressing, buttery smooth avocados and Swiss cheese is incredible."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. Drain off excess juice from grapefruit sections; gently mix the grapefruit sections with the salad greens, green onions, avocados, and Swiss cheese. Toss with dressing just before serving.
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  • Cook's Note
  • You could simplify preparation even more by using jarred grapefruit, but I prefer using fresh when it's in season.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2011

Loved this! I looked at the ingredients of this salad and my mouth started watering. It's great for the holidays because grapefruit is so delicious this time of year. To avoid the bitterness of the pith and membrane, I just cut the grapefruit in half and scoop out the flesh. If you don't like grapefruit, this is also good with craisins. I do like something a little crunchy in my salads, so I added some cashews. I used the "Poppy Seed Dressing I" recipe from this site.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2012

Would like to see a homemade dressing. I'm not a fan of bottled dressings.


10 Ratings

Nov 21, 2011

The grapefruit skins give it a bitter taste in each bite. This hasn't worked out for us at all.

Dec 30, 2011

The key to the success of this is to remove all of the white membrane from the grapefruit before using it because it does have a bitter taste.

Nov 25, 2012

I used the fresh, peeled grapefruit in plastic packaged container found in produce section where grocers put fresh veggie and fruit trays and packages...worked out great! I substituted swiss cheese for feta...loved it! I used half of the green onions recipe called for and it was perfect...

May 27, 2013

Made thsi for Easter and have made it several times since...not just a holiday salad! Everyone loves it and asks for recipe. Good tip from other member is to section the grapefruit and sponge with paper towel to avoid too much moisture

Jan 17, 2014

With a fresh shipment of grapefruit sent from Florida, I went on a search for some recipe to use them. This is a wonderful salad choice. I made 'Healthier Poppy Seed Salad Dressing for 2' from AR. My favorite ingredients were the combination of the grapefruit and avocado. Kind of tangy meets smooth, and it worked. My dressing choice was good, but the vinegar overpowered just a little. Definitely a salad worth repeating.

Dec 28, 2013

I loved all of the different colors and textures this salad had going on. It was however my first time to try poppy seed salad dressing and I am not a fan but that sure isn't the recipes fault. The presentation of the salad is fit for special company and I will most definitely make this again as written for others and then just find a different dressing that suits my taste.


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  • Calories
  • 470 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 31.9 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 9.1 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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