Grapefruit arugula salad with avocado and shrimp! Quick and easy recipe for a delicious, healthy, winter salad. The perfect weeknight dinner! - Rhubarbarians

Grapefruit arugula salad with avocado and shrimp

Quick and easy recipe for a delicious, healthy, winter salad. This grapefruit arugula salad is loaded with avocado and jumbo shrimp, and is the perfect weeknight dinner!

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 large
Calories 395 kcal


  • 2 ruby grapefruits
  • 1 large avocado
  • 3 cups packed arugula
  • 10 jumbo pre-cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed (see note)
  • 1-2 oz shaved manchego cheese
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Segment the grapefruits, reserving 2 Tbsp of the grapefruit juice. Drink, or save remaining juice. Place segments in a large salad bowl. Pit, and slice the avocado. Remove slices from avocado skin and place in the same bowl. Add the arugula, shrimp, and cheese to the bowl.

  2. Combine the grapefruit juice, vinegar, and olive oil in a small bowl or jar with tight fitting lid. Whisk or shake to emulsify. Drizzle about half the dressing onto the salad and toss to combine. Taste, and add more dressing if necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine again.

    Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Quick, cooked shrimp: Peel, devein, and remove the tails from the shrimp. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Heat a teaspoon or so of olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes per side or until pinkish and opaque all the way through. Let cool before tossing into the salad.

Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit arugula salad with avocado and shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 335mg14%
Potassium 954mg27%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 3766IU75%
Vitamin C 93mg113%
Calcium 309mg31%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.