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Grapefruit Salad with Candied Pecans and Avocado

walnut shallot salad

Vivid color contrasts make this one of the more decorative salad choices. Filled with antioxidants, it is also one of the healthiest as well - dig in!

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Walnut Shallot Dressing

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons reserved grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup roasted walnut oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 4 cups romaine, chopped
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup honey-glazed pecans
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 red grapefruite, peeled and segmented (reserve juice)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced


Prep Dressing: In a small bowl, combine first four dressing ingredients. Whisk in oil to combine. Season with salt and pepper
Assemble: In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Toss with Walnut Shallot Dressing and serve.

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