Spiralized Grapefruit, Avocado & Cucumber Salad + Altra Superior 2.0

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Spring has really sprung here in Austin, so naaaaaaturally I’m talking running shoes and spiralized salads.  The bluebonnets are always a sure sign as is the unofficial start of trail running season.Altra Superior 2.0 - Great shoe for trail running. With some off road and Spartan running on my upcoming race calendar, I was excited to try out the Superior 2.0s from Altra Running. Such a light and fast ride for a trail running shoe and I had absolutely no loss of traction on the slightly muddy banked trails, excessing sloshing out of the water crossings, or feet that felt like they had been beat up by race end.  Check the Superior 2.0 out, you will love them for flying down gentle trails to all sorts of gnarly terrain. And, more good news, I placed 3rd  Overall Female in that 10k trail race aptly named “The Maze.”

So, now you know my latest spring shoe obsession, but what about the salad?Cucumber Grapefruit Feta Salad with Avocado Cilantro DressingHow about a Spiralized Cucumber and Grapefruit Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing?!

Spiralized Cucumber Avocado and Grapefruit Salad -- add feta, pecans and whatever else you love! Dressed with a Greek Yogurt Cilantro Avocado Dressing

I used the spiralizer attachment on my Kitchenaid mixer to transform cucumbers into windy ribbons and toss with tart grapefruit segments and other flavorful ingredients like feta cheese, avocado chunks, pecans and cilantro.Kitchenaid Spiralizer Attachment puts a new twist on fruits and vegetables. Great for creating healthy recipes.

It makes a showy salad full of salty-sweet tang, vibrant colors and crunch! To marry the flavors even more, I’ve also used a favorite dressing — OPA by Litehouse Avocado and Cilantro! With a base of Greek yogurt, this dressing is a healthier way to pour rich and creamy flavor atop any salad – or use as a versatile sauce over fish or in your lunch turkey wraps, the possibilities are endless.

Cucumber Grapefruit Salad with Opa Greek Yogurt Cilantro Avocado Dressing

A few tips about the Spiralized Cucumber and Grapefruit Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing:

  • Don’t have a spiralizer? Don’t worry, just quarter and seed the cucumbers lengthwise and then julienne into 2 to 3-inch strips.
  • Don’t skip the draining step after prepping the cucumbers or you’ll end up with excess water pooling in the bottom of your bowl (and eventually making a soggy salad).
  • For convenience, consider using prepared grapefruit segments found in the produce section. Drain off the juice (drink or reserve for another use – see below) and simply toss in the salad. There’s no time-consuming peeling and tedious cutting away of pesky membranes.
  • Before adding avocado chunks to the salad, I like to dunk them in reserved grapefruit juice (or lemon juice) to keep them from oxidizing and browning before serving. This also helps leftovers stay fresh in the refrigerator for another day.

Check out these blogs I’m linking up with today: Check out these blogs I’m linking up with today: The Fit Foodie Mama, Hello to Fit, Fairy Burger, Chocolate Runner Girl , Confessions of a Mother Runner, , Running on Happy

Do you even spirazlize? Hehe, if so, what is your favorite fruit or veggie to turn into twisty goodness?  Did you race this weekend, I’d love to hear the details – XOXO, Jennifer

Cucumber Grapefruit Feta Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Grapefruit, Avocado and Cucumber Salad with Cilantro Avocado Dressing
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Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cucumber Grapefruit Feta Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Grapefruit, Avocado and Cucumber Salad with Cilantro Avocado Dressing
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Instructions
  1. Process cucumbers in spiralizer and place “noodles” in colander to rinse off seeds.
  2. Let cucumbers sit and drain for several minutes before patting dry with paper towels. Transfer to serving bowl.
  3. Add sliced onion, cilantro, feta, and pecans to salad and toss gently with dressing.
  4. Drain juice from grapefruit (if using packaged) into a small bowl.
  5. Peel and seed avocado, cut into bite-sized pieces and gently dunk in reserved grapefruit juice (or lemon juice) to prevent oxidization.
  6. Add grapefruit segments and avocado to top of salad. Serve with additional cilantro, if desired.
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38 thoughts on “Spiralized Grapefruit, Avocado & Cucumber Salad + Altra Superior 2.0

    • You could always jullienne the cucumber . . . .whew, but that’s a lot of work! Get the attachment 😉

    • Thanks Deborah, avocado and grapefruit are a dynamic and delicious duo — I also have a relish that pairs up the two

  1. Love grapefruit, avocado, and cucumber but never thought to add to it! Definitely going to try this salad, pinned for later (the pin button on your image wouldn’t work so had to do it the old fashion way)! Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

  2. Such a gorgeous salad! I imagine the flavors just make it pop. My mouth is watering! I’d love to take this on a picnic or to a cookout. So summery and simple.

    • Thank you so much Christina! It was really easy to make, yet would be a real showstopper if asked to bring a salad or side to a party

  3. This sounds like such a refreshing summer salad. I love grapefruit, greens and avocados. I need to look into the spiralizer attachment for the Kitchen Aid

    • It’s so worth it — its really easy to stick on the attachment . . . actually, I’m just been leaving mine on becuase I don’t use the mixer that much for baking. Another plus, is that since there aren’t very many parts, it’s easy to clean

  4. OMG! This salad looks AH-MAZING! I’m kind of a salad snob… But this is making it into my recipe book. And congrats on the top 3 finish! Awesomesauce. ?

    • Thanks Christina! The salad was a welcomed step up from the sad, simple spring mix and grape tomatoes ones I had been stuck with all week.

  5. Wow! Love this, avocado and grapefruit are 2 of my favorite things. Why not put them together? I am totally going to be trying this out soon!

    • thanks Anne! Honestly, getting the spiralizer was one of those things where I thought I’d use once, then it would sit idly in a cabinet. But I use it ALL the time :-)

    • You do kinda have to let them drain to ward of salad soggy later though, but so worth the step!

  6. Have you tried any other spiralizers? I’m curious about how they all stack up. I’m cheap by nature, but willing to make the investment if the cheaper options are just a waste of cash.

    • Honestly no, I haven’t tried any of the others. Since I already had the KitchenAid stand mixer, I just decided to splurge (I’m cheap too) and get the fancy attachment — I am VERY happy with it! Since other spiralizers are countertop thingies, I would probably just use once and stick in the cabinet to forget about it. However, I leave my attachment nearly all the time (because I rarely bake) — it’s just so easy to slip and slide the blades out. And, very easy to clean up too — since all you’re doing is removing the blades to rinse off— not washing some whole big thing. Anyway, that was a lot of words . . . so you can tell I’m excited!

    • Thank you so much! It was very refreshing and is going to be in regular rotation this summer!

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