Grapefruit Pomegranate Salad with Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing
In this mouth-watering Grapefruit Pomegranate Salad with Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing, a bed of melt-in-your-mouth butter lettuce provides a cling-worthy surface for the velvety cilantro-avocado dressing, while the fruit lends sweetness, tartness and a welcome splash of color. If you can find it, opt for living butter lettuce.
1head living butter lettucerinsed, leaves removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
1grapefruitpeeled and sliced
4Tbspof pomegranate seeds
1/2of an avocado
1cuploosely packed cilantrostems removed
Juice of 1 1/2 limes
1/2cupof extra virgin olive oil
1/4tsp kosher salt
fresh cracked pepper to taste
For two salads:
Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a high powered blender, using the "dressings" setting if your blender has one. You may wish to add a bit of water to thin the dressing out to a consistency that you prefer.
Divide the lettuce leaves, grapefruit slices, pomegranate seeds and scallions into two salad bowls. Top with dressing as desired. Finish off with fresh cracked pepper (optional).
You will end up with about 1 1/2 cups of dressing. Store remaining dressing in an airtight container. It should keep in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days. Try it as a "creamy green salsa" for street tacos or as a healthy dip for oven-baked sweet potatoes.