This Grapefruit Pomegranate Salad with Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing offers a refreshing blast of flavor in every bite.
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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Jackelin

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 head living butter lettuce rinsed, leaves removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 grapefruit peeled and sliced
  • 4 Tbsp of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Tbsp sliced scallion

Dressing

  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro stems removed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of 1 1/2 limes
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp  kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

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).

Notes

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.