Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Summer produce tends to steal the show when it comes to salad, but winter salads shouldn’t be overlooked. Grapefruit is one of my favorite fruits and this is prime grapefruit season. Mixed with a little avocado and fennel, this salad is packed with flavor. It’s perfect for your next brunch!


I love the creamy texture of the avocados paired with juicy grapefruit segments. It takes a little extra effort to segment the grapefruit and remove all of the bitter pith but it’s totally worth it.


Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Salad


  • 1 large head of fennel
  • 3 large grapefruits
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Cut the fennel bulb to separate it from the fronds.
  2. Slice the very end off of the root and use a knife to cut out the middle part of the stem.
  3. Very thinly slice the fennel bulb
  4. Segment the grapefruit, using a knife to cut away the peel and the bitter pith (the white part.)
  5. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and slice into segments.
  6. Combine the fennel, grapefruit segments, and avocado slices in a large bowl. Be careful not to smash the avocado.
  7. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and gently combine.
  8. Serve immediately.

Our Wednesday night bible study was doing a “breakfast for dinner” themed night with pancakes and breakfast casserole (and of course, plenty of bacon for the meat-eaters!) so I wanted to supply some sort of healthy side dish that wouldn’t feel out of place at the breakfast table. Since grapefruit seemed like an obvious choice, I wanted to pair it with something that would cut down on the bitterness. The fennel and avocado were a perfect pair!


Looking for some other citrusy-avocado recipes? This avocado + orange salad is one of our favorites!

avocado orange salad

In fact, this grapefruit and avocado salad would be delicious on top of a bed of spinach or mixed greens!

Looking for the perfect winter salad recipe? Try this grapefruit and avocado salad. It's perfect for brunch or dinner!

What’s your favorite winter salad?


  1. I’d never have thought to put grapefruit and avocado together, but now I’m thinking about it and my mouth is salivating!! Bet the tartness pairs so well with the creamy avocados; what a fab salad!

  2. I was tempted to buy fennel the other day but had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  3. I love super simple dishes like this that highlight seasonal produce. Winter does have some good produce to offer! Serving this for breakfast sounds like a great idea.

  4. I’ve never thought about this combo but it looks and sounds great! I’ll be putting grapefruit and avocado together in my next salad for sure!

  5. This sounds delicious. I can see it as a breakfast or anytime dish. Grapefuit (especially pink or red) is actually sweet. Pairing this with the creamy avocado is making my mouth water….wonder what it would taste like as a smoothie….

  6. I ordered something like this at a restaurant recently and it was so good. I was thinking I needed to retry making it!

  7. Love how simple this is! And avo & grapefruit are two of my favorites 💚

  8. I love grapefruit so much! It’s seriously my favorite fruit in the winter. This combo looks awesome!

  9. Simple but seriously unique, Liz! I would have never had the idea to combine fennel, grapefruit and avocado.

  10. Sounds yummy! I forget if I’m a fennel fan or not? I will have to give this combo a whirl!

  11. I love any citrus plus avocado and fennel. There’s just something about that flavor combo that’s always a winner!

  12. Such a great combination of flavours!

  13. So good!! I need to start using avocado more. Love it! Its like a magic salad that I know will helps me loads!

  14. I’ve never paired Grapefruit and Avocado together. Sounds so delicious – I must try next time.. Thanks

  15. Love the idea – salad looks super refreshing, I love avocado and grapefruit so I’m interested how this combo tastes together 🙂

  16. I LOVE grapefruit! And avocado, I think this is the perfect salad for me!

  17. Lovely! I never use grapefruit….or avocado (I know!) very often!

  18. What a lovely, simple and fresh salad! I adore your scrumptious, clean eats and can hardly wait to make this grapefruit and avocado salad. Pinned!

  19. I really love this salad combo – honestly – anything citrus is going to make me swoon! I really enjoy grapefruit and blood oranges in winter salads the most. Throw in some white beans and/or quinoa and then some yummy crisp vegetable texture and it’s a winner. So good!

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