Optimism Rainbow Spinach Avocado Salad.
June 14, 2020
The combination of pink grapefruit sections, dark green spinach and the colours of the rainbow (and the 7 Chakras) make this delicious salad visually and texturally appealing AND of course oh so good for you! Toasted nuts & seeds give extra oomph!
- Prep: 30 mins
- Yields: Serves 8
Salad colours of the rainbow (and chakras).
Place onion in a small bowl, cover with cold water, soak for 10 minutes 10 Minutes and drain. Remove skin and white pith from grapefruit. Cut the grapefruit into segments, work over a small bowl to catch the juice. Measure out 1/3 cup of the juice and set aside. Reserve the segments in a small bowl. Prepare all other salad ingredients and ‘greens’ and place in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss. Arrange on salad plates and garnish with toasted almonds and poppy seeds. Sprinkle with mint. Tip: To toast nuts & seeds: Place separately in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes 2 Minutes.
Poach garlic; place garlic in a small saucepan and add water to cover. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and poach until fork-tender, about 3 minutes 3 Minutes. Drain, mash and cool garlic. Combine ingredients in a mason jar and shake until well-blended. Season with salt and pepper.