Grapefruit, Avocado and Lump Crab Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette & Coconut Chips

Spring is springing or trying to spring under a layer of snow in some parts. I sorry for those of you who still have snow on the ground and I am really, really sorry for those of you who just got more snow on the ground. But, don’t worry I got your back. Maybe spring is struggling to make it way outside but, no worries because you can have it on your plate.

Grapefruit, Avocado and Crab Salad

OB hates grapefruit. I mean really, really hates grapefruit. But, he was gone on business which meant I could eat all the grapefruit I wanted. While at the grocery store I came across a huge pile of Texas ruby red grapefruit and thought how awesome they would be in a big’o salad. A big’o salad that I could eat all by myself.

Grapefruit, Avocado and Crab Salad

Then I came across this little bag of Dang toasted coconut chips! Say what!? Coconut chips!? Sign me up! I thought they would be the perfect crunchy touch to my tasty yummy salad.

Grapefruit, Avocado and Crab Salad

My dinner plan wheels were in motion. A big bed of baby greens, avocado, grapefruit and lump crab meat tossed with a citrus lime vinaigrette and topped with coconut chips.  I was doing a happy dance in the produce aisle and getting excited!

Grapefruit, Avocado and Crab Salad

It’s amazing sometimes how simple fresh ingredients tossed together can take on a whole other life of there own. I fell head over heels for this salad. It’s sweet, tangy, crunchy and oh so satisfying! At first I thought I would be ok with just a plate of salad but, I confess I ate the whole platter and it was awesome!

Grapefruit, Avocado and Lump Crab Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette & Coconut Chips


2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 red grapefruit, segmented
1 avocado, diced
baby salad greens
lump crab meat
coconut chips, for garnish


Combine dressing ingredients and whisk together until well combined. Toss desired amount of dressing with salad greens. Add grapefruit, avocado and crab. Garnish with coconut chips and serve.


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