I haven’t eaten a grapefruit since I was a kid. For many reasons. One being that I couldn’t eat fruit for the last two decades because of yeast overgrowth in my gut (candida) and another being that I pretty much lost my appetite for anything sweet during my 12-year health journey.

That said, I’ve finally started to get my sweet tooth back, which feels like I’m living again – learning how to bite into juicy apples and tart cherries and sweet grapefruits. It’s been divine to say the least.

Grapefruit has a special place in my heart. It was the “dessert” my parents served my sister and I growing up. My father would peel the grapefruit, and my sister and I would wait with anticipation for who would get the next peeled segment. It was pure joy and so much fun. It also made me appreciate the natural sweetness for desserts and, hence, why I really don’t have a sweet tooth.

This recipe is the perfect end-of-summer escape for you to dive into in your kitchen. It’s literally a garden in a bowl and I think you’re going to love it.

Put on our Kitchen Playlist, turn on the air conditioning or your fan, and have fun. That’s what all of this is about. Enjoy yourself and enjoy these last few weeks of the summer heatwave.




Carrot Grapefruit Salad with Avocado
Serves: 2

This easy salad is the perfect end-of-summer escape. It's literally a garden in a bowl, featuring greens, carrot ribbons, and grapefruit of course.

Author: Amie
Recipe type: Entree


  • 4 cups baby kale
  • 4 small radishes
  • 3 large carrots peeled lengthwise
  • 1 large ruby red grapefruit peeled and segmented
  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 handful torn fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a large shallow serving bowl, combine the kale, radishes, carrots, grapefruit and avocado. Drizzle with the olive oil and season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

  2. Garnish with fresh parsley and crushed red pepper flakes. Serve at room temperature.

  3. Store leftovers in a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Grapefruit Salad with Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 367mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 18225IU365%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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