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Ruby Grapefruit, Avocado, and Spinach Salad
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Ruby Grapefruit, Avocado, and Spinach Salad

Fresh ginger, fish sauce, and rice vinegar add a Southeast Asian twist to a classic California salad.


  • 3 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 3 ruby grapefruit (1 lb. each), cut into segments, juice reserved
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado (about 1/2 lb.), pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. each unseasoned rice vinegar and Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 1/2 tsp. sugar
1. Arrange spinach, grapefruit segments, and avocado slices on salad plates.

2. Measure 3 tbsp. grapefruit juice (save any extra for other uses) into a small bowl and whisk with vinegar, fish sauce, ginger, and sugar to blend. Spoon dressing over salads.


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