Grapefruit & Fennel Salad

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A simple, refreshing salad with bright zesty flavors. Juicy grapefruit and crunchy shaved fennel are arranged overtop a bed of vibrant butter lettuce.

Add thin slivers of red onion, if you like, or slices of avocado.  Spoon the fragrant citrus dressing over the top. A light and delicious accompaniment to baked crepes.

serves 6, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 head butter lettuce
1 fennel bulb, thinly shaved
1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
1/8 red onion, very thinly sliced
1 avocado (optional)

Citrus Dressing

1 orange, zest and its juice, about 1/2 cup
1 lime, zest and its juice, about 1/4 cup
1 tablespoon  honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon shallot, very finely chopped

Steps

Arrange butter lettuce on a large platter. Top with thinly shaved fennel (use a mandoline if possible) grapefruit, red onion, and optional avocado slices.

Mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

Spoon dressing over the salad right before serving (you will not need to use all the dressing).

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