4 Tantalizingly Delicious Rio Red Grapefruit Salad Recipes

Who says salads have to be boring? Here are four tantalizingly delicious Rio Red grapefruit salad recipes that your family and friends are sure to enjoy!

There's nothing quite like Rio Red grapefruit. This joyful citrus fruit was developed through R.A Hensz' grapefruit breeding program in Texas in 1985, and since then, it has taken the world by storm. Its vibrant pink color, soft flesh, and unique taste have helped to make it a big hit among grapefruit lovers everywhere.

If you love grapefruit, then the Rio Red is a great addition to any recipe. There's nothing quite like a mid-summer grapefruit salad, so chances are, you are always open to the discovery of new grapefruit salad recipes. Here we've compiled a list of several great options for you to try at home. In all of them, the Rio Red grapefruit will be the star of the show.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad

The Rio Red speaks for itself. Because of its strong flavor profile, many people enjoy this grapefruit by itself. However, you can make a simple side salad using it to add a little girth to your meal. Simply mix red lettuce leaves, grapefruit chunks, and pomegranate seeds in a bowl; top with a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. That's it! Enjoy. 

Grapefruit, Walnut and Feta Salad

If you want a side salad with a few more flavors while still allowing your grapefruit to shine, you might want to try this recipe instead. For this recipe, peel and section your grapefruit and squeeze out some of the juice. Mix that juice with olive oil, sugar, and salt and pepper. Then, arrange lettuce, feta, walnuts, and your grapefruit chunks on a plate, and drizzle the dressing over it. You'll be amazed by the sensational pairing of feta and grapefruit here. 

Avocado, Grapefruit and Fennel Salad

Another pleasing combination when it comes to grapefruit salad recipes includes avocado and fennel. The flavors of these two items are at different ends of the taste spectrum and a Rio Red grapefruit makes this salad even more exciting.

Like the recipe above, the dressing for this salad consists of grapefruit juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper, but you'll also add in some balsamic vinegar, shallots, and grainy brown mustard. Pour this dressing over light greens, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, sliced fennel, and chunked avocado. You'll love this light and flavorful summer salad, and your guests will, too. 

Caramelized Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad

If you're looking for a salad with a little protein and a lot of flavor, this one is for you. This ruby red grapefruit salad includes the fennel in our previous listing above but also incorporates some salmon. This salad can be enjoyed as a full meal rather than just as a side.

Roast the fennel in the oven with salt, pepper, and oil and slice it. Saute the grapefruit in a pan with sugar. Put both of these concoctions over arugula and salmon and enjoy. What a dish!

Enjoy These Grapefruit Salad Recipes

Your mouth is surely watering after reading these four wonderful grapefruit salad recipes, so what are you waiting for? Go grab some Rio Red grapefruit, head to the kitchen, and get started. You'll be enjoying these refreshing citrus fruit recipes in no time. Check out these red grapefruit recipes as well!

If you're looking for more tasty ways to enjoy the wonderful world of citrus at home, check out our blog for more recipes, citrus growing tips, and more! 

Try our seasonal citrus box while its available...the Craft Citrus Club!

Our Rio box is a 15-lb curated box of our fresh-harvested citrus from South Texas. The fruit is NOT gassed, rather it is tree-ripened. Our season runs from Nov-May for oranges, grapefruit and mandarins.

Our Grande box is a 30-lb box of either fresh-harvested Rio Red Grapefruit or Sweet Oranges from South Texas.

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