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Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit Salad is a quick and refreshing salad perfect as a side for your main meals. It has a mild sweetness from Pear, a sweet and sour taste from the Grapefruit, and the needed crunch from the lettuce. 

Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit in a grey bowl

My Salads are generally simple. I avoid dressing with oil or sauces as that adds to salt and processed ingredients. So I keep it to minimal. I generally eat fruits on their own but sometimes adding to salads helps.

My simple veggie salads are generally with lemon juice and chaat masala, like in this Kohlrabi, Carrot and Spinach Salad or my summer favourites, Raw Watermelon Rind and Avocado Salad and Raw Zoodles(Zucchini Salad).

My go-to salads are the sprout salads which I enjoy as a main meal. Like this Sprouted Horse gram (Kulith) Salad, Chickpea Salad, or this Sprouted Mung Bean & Mango Salad. They are protein-rich and filling salads which makes them a complete meal.

Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit in a grey bowl

Ingredients that go in this Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit Salad

Grapefruit 

Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that has a sweet and sour taste. It has high water content and is a good source of fibre and essential nutrients. Easy to add to your diet. You can eat grapefruit as is or can add it to smoothies, salads, or even desserts. 

Lettuce

I have used this small variety of Lettuce that I got from our local farmer’s market. I grabbed this to use as a salad mix. They had small dark green leafy leaves and appeared so refreshing. It though looks like spinach, but it is lettuce and had a slightly sweeter taste.

Pear

Pear as you all know is a fruit which again contains more than 80% water. Perfect as a fruit to eat as is, or goes well in salads and desserts. Have you ever tried grilled pears or poached pears? Try it you will be making it again and again.

For the dressing, I have used a mix of Honey, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. I have not added any vinegar or salt to this. Honey gives a nice kick of sweetness to the grapefruit and pear. Vegans can replace honey with a sweetener of choice. 

Substitutions

One can play around with this salad as required, but I have kept it simple with the veggies and fruits I had at hand. If you do not get Grapefruit, one can add orange. Lettuce can be replaced with spinach or any other type of lettuce.

So here goes the recipe of Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit Salad

Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit in a grey bowl

Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit Salad

Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit Salad is a quick and refreshing salad perfect as a side for your main meals or as is.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruits, Mixed Vegetables, No Cook Recipe, Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fresh Lettuce Greens
  • 1 small Pear cut into small pieces or slices
  • ½ Grapefruit cut into slices
  • 1 tablespoon honey/maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin/Sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • Cut the pear and grapefruit in small pieces
    Cut pieces of Lettuce, Pear and Grapefruit
  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and give a nice mix.
    Adding of honey, seeds in salad
  • Serve it immediately.

Notes

  • I do not prefer making this salad ahead of time, but if you want refrigerate it till serving.
 
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Mayuri Patel

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

I'm a big fan of salads with fruits added to them and also when they are so colorful. I'd love to enjoy lettuce, pear and grapefruit salad as a light meal. Also like the option of using spinach. Great recipe Renu.

Azlin Bloor

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Such a delicious salad, Renu, I love all the different flavours and textures. Citrus bits just lift a salad to a new level, I think. Perfect for my detox Mondays!

Karen @karenskitchenstories

Monday 8th of March 2021

I love all of the fresh ingredients in this salad! Plus the crunchy seeds.

Rebekah Hills

Sunday 7th of March 2021

What a fabulous fresh dish! Love the zing grapefruit adds!

Camilla M. Mann

Sunday 7th of March 2021

What a beautiful salad! I can't wait to try this.