Butter Lettuce with Avocado and Grapefruit

  • Yield: 6 servings


1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
1teaspoon Dijon mustard
1tablespoon white wine vinegar
1tablespoon minced fresh tarragon, or 1 teaspoon dried
1tablespoon minced shallot
1/4teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4cup chopped pecans, toasted
8cups torn butter or bibb lettuce
1medium avocado, diced
1 pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned (juice reserved)


  1.  To prepare dressing, combine all ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  2. To prepare salad, place lettuce in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing and reserved grapefruit juice on top. Toss well. Divide among 6 chilled salad plates. Top with avocado and grapefruit sections.