Baby Greens Salad with Grapefruit

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Baby Greens Salad with Grapefruit

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 12


    • 2 medium-size grapefruits
    • 2 medium-size heads Belgian endive
    • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 2 tsp drained capers
    • 1/2 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup olive or salad oil
    • 1lb mixed baby greens or mixed salad greens (about 12 cups loosely packed)


With a knife, cut the peel from grapefruits. Holding grapefruits over a small bowl to catch the juice, cut sections from grapefruits between membrane. Place grapefruit sections on plate. Cut endives lengthwise into matchstick-thin strips.

In a large bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, capers, sugar, salt, and 2 Tbsp grapefruit juice (reserve any remaining grapefruit juice for another use). With wire whisk or fork, slowly beat in olive or salad oil until mixture thickens slightly.

Add salad greens, grapefruit sections, and endive to dressing in bowl; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts
Baby Greens Salad with Grapefruit 
Serving Size approximately 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 70%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 0
Meat 0
Fruit 0
Vegetable 1
Milk 0
Fat 0
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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