Recipe: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad


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Serves 2


1 pink grapefruit

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon maple syrup

Freshly ground white pepper

Sea salt

1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced

2 cups pea shoots or other tender green of your choice (we used curly endive from our garden)

1 avocado, sliced

Segment the grapefruit over a bowl to catch any juices and squeeze excess juice from the membranes.

Use 1/4 cup of this juice for the dressing, whisking it with the olive oil, sesame oil, maple syrup, a pinch of white pepper (about 2 ground peppercorns or 1/16 teaspoon), and a pinch of sea salt. Taste and adjust seasonings, if desired.

Gently toss the fennel and pea shoots in half of the dressing. Arrange on two plates, top with the grapefruit and avocado, and drizzle the remaining dressing over the fruit.