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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette


1/3 cup walnut halves
8 grapes
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons walnut oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
pinch freshly ground black pepper
2 ruby red grapefruits, peeled, cut into sections
1 Hass avocado, peeled and cubed
10 cups mixed mesclun greens or other baby lettuces such as arugula, frisée, radicchio, etc.


Preheat Cuisinart® TOB-Series Toaster Oven Broiler to 350°F. Arrange the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast the walnuts until golden and fragrant, about 5 - 7 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Place the grapes in the work bowl of the Cuisinart® MiniPrep® Plus, pulse on Grind 10 times to chop. Add the lemon juice and balsamic vinegar, process on Chop until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the oils, process to emulsify, 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.
Place the lettuces, grapefruit slices, and avocado pieces in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with half the dressing and toss to combine. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and garnish with toasted walnuts.

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Makes 8 servings (2/3 cup vinaigrette)

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

calories 186 (73% from fat) · carb 11g · protein 2g · fat 16g · sat fat 2g · chol 0mg · sod 48mg · calc 36mg · fiber 4g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Mini-Prep® Plus 4-Cup Food Processor
Mini-Prep® Plus Processor
Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection

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