A Tasty Salad for a Lazy Saturday

This recipe makes 4 entree-sized servings, and matches beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc or Gruner Veltliner.


Dressing Ingredients

* 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice

* 1/4 cup grapefruit soda, such as Izze

* 1 clove garlic, minced

* 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

* 1/2 cup canola oil

Salad Ingredients

* 1-lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

* 8-oz. package mixed spring greens

* 2 grapefruit, cut into segments

* 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced


1. Combine juice, soda, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.

2. Slowly whisk in oil until dressing thickens.

3. Pour 1/2 cup of dressing over shrimp, and marinate for 1 hour. Reserve remaining dressing.

4. Remove shrimp from marinade. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook shrimp (turning once) until pink (about 3 minutes).

5. Mix greens with some of reserved dressing in a large bowl.

6. Divide greens among four plates. Top with shrimp, avocado and grapefruit segments. Drizzle remaining dressing on top.

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