Friday, January 13, 2012

80--- Grapefruit Endive Salad

Grapefruit is in season and it is so delicious right now! These tangy fruits are full of vitamin C, lycopene, and other antioxidants.  They have some of the highest antioxidant properties of any fruit!  Grapefruit have the highest antioxidant content when fully ripened-- so get yours now!

There are several drugs which have interactions with grapefruit juice, so check with your dietitian, physician or pharmacist if you are taking medications.

Grapefruit Endive Salad
Serves 4

2 large red grapefruit, peel and rind removed (cut away), then cut into thin slices
2 small heads Belgium endive, sliced (use slices of leaves, not core)
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted in a nonstick pan over medium high heat
1 Tbsp champagne vinegar
1 tsp walnut oil
1 1/2 tsp fresh mint leaves, chopped finely
1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles

Combine grapefruit slices, endive slices, toasted walnuts in a serving bowl.  Add walnut oil, mint, and champagne vinegar to a small jar, cover and shake to combine.  Drizzle dressing over grapefruit mixure and toss to coat.  Garnish with crumbled gorgonzola.

Nutrition Info per ~1/2 cup salad: 190 calories, 11 g fat (3 g monounsaturated, 7 g polyunsaturated), 7 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber

3 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!! One of my New Years resolutions is to eat more grapefruit. Going to give this a try!

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