Grapefruit Salad with Rosemary-Honey Mojo

grapefruit salad

I got FREE GRAPEFRUITS! TexaSweet offered to send me a box of Rio Star grapefruit. I like grapefruit, AND it’s the state fruit of Texas, so of course I accepted. I think that satisfies my FTC blogging requirements. (That’s the first time I’ve ever had to do that!)

Also, it’s National Grapefruit Month ALL of February!

This is a salad I made with some of the grapefruit. Mind you, this salad is not for the faint of heart. It’s BOLD. Well, as bold as a salad can be I guess. Tart grapefruit paired with piney rosemary, lemon juice, honey, and olive oil.


Grapefruit Salad with Rosemary Honey Dressing

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  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 large red grapefruits
  • Pinch dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons each: lemon juice and orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salad greens


  1. Cut the ends off the grapefruit and then remove the skin and pith with a knife. Slice into circles and arrange on plates.
  2. Combine the rosemary and juices in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 30 seconds to soften the rosemary.
  3. Add the salt and pepper and honey and stir to dissolve.
  4. Remove from heat and add the olive oil.
  5. Pour warm dressing over grapefruit slices and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. At serving time, tuck salad greens under grapefruit slices in a pretty but haphazard fashion as if you just can’t be bothered to mess with this salad because it is so BOLD!


I bet this would also be smashing with a combination of grapefruit and orange, or with added avocado slices, or with halved red grapes! Yum!

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  1. John D. on February 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I love all things tart – sour candy, fruits, drinks, dressings, but especially grapefruit. Yum!

    • Hilah on February 12, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Yay! Grapefruit is one of my favorites and they’re so good this time of year.

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