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Grapefruit and Black Bean Salad

Grapefruit and Black Bean Salad
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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 Florida Grapefruit, peeled, thinly sliced and seeded
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup cubed canned papaya, drained
  • 2 oz. reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup 100% Florida Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin



1 Line 4 salad plates with lettuce. Arrange grapefruit slices on plates.

2 Arrange beans, cucumber, and papaya in mounds on lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese.

3 For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine grapefruit juice, cilantro, honey and cumin.

4 Cover and shake well. Drizzle some of the dressing over the salads.

Source: The Florida Department of Citrus