Spinach, Watermelon, and Grapefruit Salad Recipe

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Spinach contains iron and antioxidants. Grapefruit is full of vitamin C and potassium. You can use pink or white grapefruit in this salad, though pink grapefruit has the added benefit of lycopene. Watermelon contains a phytonutrient called citrulline, which causes blood vessels to relax and circulation to speed up making this spinach, watermelon, and grapefruit salad a great choice.

Watermelons are also a great source of antioxidants, which will help to improve your overall well-being. The candied walnuts and dried apricots balance the acidity of the grapefruit and increase the antioxidants in this dish. Grace O’s Honey-Lime Dressing perfectly complements the mellow flavor of the spinach.

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Spinach, Watermelon, and Grapefruit Salad

SERVES 2

For the Salad

  • 1 bag washed spinach leaves
  • 1 whole grapefruit, segmented
  • ½ personal sized watermelon, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup candied walnuts
  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • 2 Tbs. crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 recipes Honey-Lime Dressing to taste

For the Slaw and Shrimp

  • 2 mangoes, cut into chunks
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots, grated or peeled into ribbons
  • ½ head purple cabbage, finely shredded
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or Thai basil
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. Chinese 5-Spice powder
  • 2 tsp.  sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • ½- to ¾-pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails left on
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  1. Make the dressing: Whisk together the first eight ingredients (lime juice through salt). While whisking, slowly drizzle in oils until fully combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together mangoes, radishes, carrots, cabbage, and cilantro (or Thai basil). Drizzle with dressing, toss and allow vegetables to marinate for 20 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasoning.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk 2 Tbs. avocado oil, garlic, Chinese 5-spice powder, sesame seeds, 1/8 tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté shrimp for about 4 minutes or until cooked through. Divide slaw among serving plates, top with shrimp, and garnish with green onions and more sesame seeds.

Will you Try the Spinach, Watermelon and Grapefruit Salad Recipe?

It certainly sounds refreshing to me and I think the next time I go to the grocery store I am going to pick up the ingredients so I can give it a try. Sometimes there is nothing better than a delicious salad and a fresh baked roll for dinner.

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