grapefruit and avocado salad*
























this delicious, refreshing little salad is ina's recipe.  the only thing i added was a tiny bit of agave because i didn't have ruby red grapefruits which are sweeter than mine. 
i served this salad as a small plate before the main course which was this salad. 
i thought maybe that was too much salad but no one complained, out loud at least.
i have nice friends.



let's all have an amazing weekend.
all we have to do is decide to.

xo
janet


*of course no animals were harmed making this salad.

31 comments

  1. Love Ina, she's one of my fav's. I have to tell you that I've also enjoyed reading your blog. So much inspiration here and love the recipes you've given. Happy Friday to you, Theresa

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  2. Hello Janet:
    So pretty and, no doubt, absolutely delicious this beautiful salad. Presented on the huge white plates raises it to a restaurant standard, in our view, and the whole scene is made charming with the sprigs of greenery as a table decoration. Simple perfection, Janet!

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  3. Ina is my go to girl. She never fails me. I love salad lunches. I don't think anyone was complaining, both look delicious. Happy weekend!

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  4. The whole table is beautiful. I had to stop eating avocados as my potassium levels were so high and that's what they thought was most likely the culprit.
    I could happily scoff two a day.

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  5. it's so pretty with the white dishes!
    This is what I want for lunch on my first day there. :)

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  6. looks wonderfully refreshing! Have a good weekend, Janet!

    xo
    Claudia

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  7. I'm allergic to avocados and I want to eat it anyway! Beautiful subtle colors.

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  8. It looks delish. I have to get over my fear of avocados and try it.

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  9. This looks delicious! I really enjoy different salads and this is a combination that I wouldn't normally consider ~ leave it to Ina!

    Who ever complains about a free lunch? LOL!!! I enjoyed my visit today!

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  10. as always, janet audrey jackie,
    simply beautiful and beautifully simple!
    coming to your site is like coming to a cool, calm oasis in the middle of the heat. i love it.
    it is so you.
    small, spare, beautiful.
    cheers to you and your family this weekend!
    love,
    tammy j

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  11. I love, love, LOVE avocados! And I am always happy to know a new way to eat them. This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Hi janet,

    Looks delicious and I loved the Asian slaw salad...I don't know if I mentioned I made it when my sister was here and we loved it! Your table looks beautiful, of course!

    xo annie

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  13. Janet : Oh boy, I LOVE soy yoghurt, I'm sure it would work, my hubs thought my cheese looked vile but I like"odd" food.

    I like lots of salt and pepper - just whatever suits your taste buds really,

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  14. Oh Janet,

    I love how you set a table...everything looks wonderful.
    I would be most honoured to be invited to your divine cottage and dine with you.
    I see that you are making that bread!
    We had the opportunity to sample some fresh baked Batard and I am going to try my hand at bread making too.

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. yum yum! great combo. i also love avocado and papaya together.

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  16. I've made a salad like this often, over the years. Usually add lettuce. The pop of grapefruit juice released from the little cells, the creamy avocado, nom....love your photos, as always.

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  17. I think grapefruit and avocado (blood oranges too!) were made to go together. Yum. That white and green arrangement on your table is so pretty -- as is the beautiful vase that holds it.
    Camille

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  18. Dear Janet,

    The funny thing is I can almost taste this delicious starter over here! Definitely a recipe to remember.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

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  19. This would be beautiful served in the turquoise Le Cruset. I can't wait to make it.

    Every weekend is amazing!

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  20. Very tasty and healthy looking. Your guests are fortunate people!

    I am going to have a fantastic weekend. Why? because a) I just decided to because of you and b) I have no commitments so the weekend is wide open (except to visit my FIL, which I like to do anyway).

    xo, Adrienne

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  21. Yum. I was waiting for you to say both fruits came from your own groves and then I was going to be all exorcist jealous.

    But you didn't so I can tell you how delish it looks and how much I love this salad:)

    Whew.

    xoxo Jane

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  22. Janet, your table is gorgeous! What kind of dining table do you have?--the surface is lovely.

    You have totally inspired me to made a delicious salad AND the bread (got all your recipes) and set up a picnic for friends!

    I love your blog! Your home looks so calm and soothing. And I love your style--it looks amazing on you! So glad I found you through DaniBP!

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  23. One can never serve too many salads in my book Janet!

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  24. Avocados are what gives our coyotes such shiny coats where I live :)

    Lovely tablescape.

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  25. So simple and healthy and delicious - I'm going to try it! X

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  26. You have nice friends who are blessed to have a friend like YOU! Dinner at The Gardener's Cottage looks lovely...Grapefruit and Avocados! Wow! Will definitely try it...and I did make the Asian Cole Slaw Salad. Scrumdelicious!!! Now I just have to make the bread! I do so appreciate that you share your ideas... It's nice to have a personal reference to all things incredibly lovely. You definitely should write a book, Janet!
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  27. This looks like the perfect salad to have in the summer - simple and refreshing! I have never had agave before. The table setting is so elegant. I love the palette of pale green and white. Gorgeous photos - thanks for posting these!

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  28. beautiful, beautiful. i'm sure it tasted divine.
    xo - tera

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  29. Janet - I have been CRAVING (and eating!!) this salad all Summer. There's a little cafe that serves this same salad over hearts of romaine with a vinaigrette dressing - so so good! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Melissa

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  30. How simple and pretty the salad is.I like that.

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  31. I'll make this salad! Of course if it's Ina, it has to be great. Also, I'm making C do your no-knead bread you posted months ago...can't wait...

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