Happy Monday! (and Happy Birthday to my darling husband Pete that I love more than anything!!) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had too much fun on Friday night pre-celebrating Pete’s birthday and I very uncharacteristically had to spend some time recovering on Saturday. But then I bounced back to attend our God-daughters Sweet Sixteen which was the cutest party ever!

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from HeatherChristo.com

Then Saturday we went to Coco’s musical theater performance. If you sprinkle in some pizza and a bunch of football games (GO SEAHAWKS!!!!) that is our weekend in a nutshell. Which is also to say that we sort of fell off the wagon with the whole healthy January thing. So today, we are getting back in the saddle with this Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette.

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from HeatherChristo.com

It’s so fresh and vibrant and flavorful as well as so healthy and delicious. I would eat this for lunch any day or paired with a nice veggie soup for dinner, it would make a great light meal. Enjoy!

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from HeatherChristo.com

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 grapefruit, skin cut off and sliced across into thin rounds
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 large avocado, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro Vinaigrette
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves and stems, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Arrange the Arugula, grapefruit rounds, shredded chicken and avocado on a platter and then make the cilantro vinaigrette.
  2. In the jar of a blender, combine the cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, olive oil and red wine vinegar and puree until smooth. Season to taste with kosher salt and drizzle over the salad.
  3. Serve the salad immediately.

 

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Happy Monday! (and Happy Birthday to my darling husband Pete that I love more than anything!!) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had too much fun on Friday night pre-celebrating Pete’s birthday and I very uncharacteristically had to spend some time recovering on Saturday. But then I bounced back to attend our God-daughters Sweet Sixteen which was the cutest party ever!

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from HeatherChristo.com

Then Saturday we went to Coco’s musical theater performance. If you sprinkle in some pizza and a bunch of football games (GO SEAHAWKS!!!!) that is our weekend in a nutshell. Which is also to say that we sort of fell off the wagon with the whole healthy January thing. So today, we are getting back in the saddle with this Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette.

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from HeatherChristo.com

It’s so fresh and vibrant and flavorful as well as so healthy and delicious. I would eat this for lunch any day or paired with a nice veggie soup for dinner, it would make a great light meal. Enjoy!

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from HeatherChristo.com

Arugula, Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 grapefruit, skin cut off and sliced across into thin rounds
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 large avocado, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro Vinaigrette
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves and stems, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Arrange the Arugula, grapefruit rounds, shredded chicken and avocado on a platter and then make the cilantro vinaigrette.
  2. In the jar of a blender, combine the cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, olive oil and red wine vinegar and puree until smooth. Season to taste with kosher salt and drizzle over the salad.
  3. Serve the salad immediately.