This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast."
-Douglas Adams, Author
Recipes are all about balance and this is a great example. There’s sweet, salty, umami, tart and sour flavors in this. Soft goat cheese is coupled with crunchy almonds, crisp greens and succulent grapefruit sections. All seeming so complex but at the same time a simple delicious salad.
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Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 cups salad with dressing and goat cheese
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This salad does not make very good leftovers. The dressing keeps well for 3 days in the refrigerator.
|1 Tbsp||low-sodium soy sauce|
|1 Tbsp||peach preserves|
|1 Tbsp||rice vinegar|
|1 Tbsp||orange juice|
|1 Tbsp||grapeseed oil|
|2 ounces||goat cheese|
|1 Tbsp||sesame seeds|
|4 cups||romaine lettuce|
|1 cup||grapefruit sections (about 1 whole large grapefruit)|
|1 ounce||slivered almonds|
Mix together the soy sauce, peach preserves, vinegar, orange juice and grapeseed oil until well blended. Chill.
Shape the goat cheese into two rounds about 1/2 inch thick. Pat the sesame seeds onto each side. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes and then keep refrigerated until ready to use.
When ready to serve combine the lettuce with the dressing and add the grapefruit sections. Toss gently until the salad is well coated with dressing. Divide the salad between two plates.
Place a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Spray lightly with oil. When hot add the goat cheese and sear on one side for about a minute and turn over. Cook for one minute more.
Place the goat cheese on top of the salad. Sprinkle the almonds over the top and serve.
Serving size = 2 cups salad with dressing and goat cheese
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 333||Calories from Fat 192|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 22g||34%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||28%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 26g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||23%|
|Vitamin A 116%||Vitamin C 107%|
|Calcium 17%||Iron 16%|
|Vitamin K 97 mcg||Potassium 574 mg|
|Magnesium 86 mg|