Tuesday, February 15

Chopped Grapefruit and Mixed Berry Salad

Happy Valentines week to you all! I feel like I'm dancing and floating on clouds this week because I just had the most lovely Valentine's weekend with my Love.  Beautiful sunsets and humorous personality tests paired with a sweet,  fruity treat created the perfect Valentine's.  My man is a lover of anything "pie-ish", so I just couldn't miss the opportunity to whip up a sweet peach-berry pie for him.  It was my first ever, from scratch, and it turned out beyond delicious! I cannot take full credit, haha I actually followed a recipe this time.  He and I felt it was honestly the best we'd ever had, which is saying a lot because it was an everything-free pie! It was the perfect treat for the perfect weekend.

Today, I don't have a dessert for you.  Instead, I want to share a fresh and colorful salad creation! It's been quite a success and is currently a running favorite among friends and family.  As a result, this post is for those of you that asked for my exact ingredients, since I can rarely remember exact amounts in person.

I hope your month of love is a delightful and sweet one for you all!  Enjoy! 

{Chopped Grapefruit and Mixed Berry Salad}

~Salad for Two

2 Large leaves Organic Rainbow chard
1 Large leaf Organic Collard Greens
¾ cup Organic Spinach
½ ripe Hass Avocado
Organic English Cucumber
¼ Large Yellow Onion
½ cup Organic Blueberries
½ cup Organic Blackberries
½ Ruby Red Grapefruit


3-31/2 Tbsp Organic Applecider Vinegar
1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Wash your Greens and chop into bite size pieces.  Slice and chop the Avocado and Cucumber into bite sizes as well.  Set Yellow Onion top-side up and slice thin strips, moving away from the center, then cut these long thin strips in half. Combine all ingredients, including Berries into a large bowl.  Grab your Grapefruit and cut along the outline of its insides, leaving only the skin.  Slice between each little triangle and then scoop each out over the bowl of salad.  Let the juice fall into the bowl and don’t forget to squeeze the extra in there too! Pour the Vinegar and Agave over your salad, followed by the pinch of Himalayan Salt and then toss to finish!


Lori Alexander said...

That looks YUMMY and so healthy. It was fun chatting with you the other night and getting to know you better. You are beautiful inside and out and I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

I have a whole bunch of grapefruit to use up that I don't really know what to do with, but I think this salad would be an excellent way to use it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mary @ Bites and Bliss said...

Ohh, that look wonderful!! Perfect for this unusually warm weather all of the sudden. :)

{Livin' a sweet and salty life} said...

{Lori} Thank you! It was so nice seeing you this weekend :)

{W/out Adornment} You are so welcome! Enjoy!

{Mary} A taste of summer ;)

gluten-free-foodie said...

this sounds perfectly simple and fresh. it would go great with the spring fever i am currently experiencing here in Houston. Thanks for the recipe!

Mireya Merritt said...

What a powerhouse salad of antioxidants. You know you're doing something good for yourself with the variety of colors and mix of fruit and vegetables. And to top it off, the photo is beautiful!

Jessica's Dinner Party said...

I don't think I've ever had a salad with berries in them. What a nice way to incorporate sweet into salad!

{Livin' a sweet and salty life} said...

Thank you! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh my, this looks like such a great salad! Gorgeous, and such a blend of sweet and tart flavors! I can't wait to give it a try!

Heather said...

I just found your blog via Aubree's Top Ten. Looks yummy! Congrats on your engagement!!! As a So. Cal. girl, I love La Jolla!


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