Chicken Breast with Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

This bright and fresh Avocado and Grapefruit Salad is chunky like a salsa and can be served as a salad, appetizer or as a garnish for chicken or fish.

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad by FamilySpice.com

My 8-year old princess is participating in a big musical theater production. It is her first time doing this. It is the first time I am doing this. I am the shy, quiet type that never seeks the lime light or center stage. Having a loud daughter who loves to sing and dance is beyond foreign for me. And here I am shuffling her to and from rehearsals, working on hair and makeup – adding more chaos to our family’s life.

The Professor is now 13 and he is in show choir at his middle school. The selling point for him when he was asked to join was a performance at Disneyland. But despite his ulterior motives, he’s been loving the singing, dancing and performing.

I continue to curl and shrivel into the shadows, but I am cheering loudly.


Chicken Breast with Avocado and Grapefruit Salad by FamilySpice.com

Having kids has taught me that as parents, we have to bend and change to adjust with the meteors that they send our way. My husband hates musicals. He has a serious LOATHING for musicals. But he loves his kids and we cheer together.

As I am guiding and advising my kids, showing them the joys of life, new roads to travel, even simple foods to sample, my kids are teaching me life lessons, too.

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad by FamilySpice.com

So with Mother’s Day fast approaching this weekend, I will be attending my daughter’s musical. She is a seagull and a seahorse in the production of The Little Mermaid. I will be squirming to find her on stage along with the other 100-some-odd kids singing with her. I will cheer loudly and beam with pride, knowing that she is doing something that terrifies me.

And I will gain strength knowing that my kids are growing up, spreading their wings and finding their own voices in this journey called life.

Neither of my kids would eat this salad, of course. The boys only wanted the grapefruit, my daughter picked out the avocados. But I will continue to make and offer them foods knowing they won’t like. Eventually, they will like it and will eat it. Until then, more for me and the hubby!

To all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad by FamilySpice.com

Perfect alone, as an appetizer or as a garnish for chicken, pork, fish and seafood.

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

This bright and fresh salad is chunk like a salsa and is the perfect garnish for chicken or fish. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 3 baby bell peppers, seeded
  • 2 TBS red onion
  • 1 cup cilantro, fresh
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Directions:

  1. Using a sharp pairing knife, peel and coarsely chop into 1/2-inch pieces:
    • 1 grapefruit
  2. Transfer grapefruit pieces and any remaining juice to a serving bowl.
  3. Remove skin, pit and coarsely chop into 1/2-inch pieces:
    • 2 medium avocados
  4. Transfer avocado pieces to the serving bowl.
  5. Cut into small pieces and transfer to the serving bowl:
    • 3 baby bell peppers , seeded
    • 2 TBS red onion
    • 1 cup cilantro, fresh
  6. Gently stir in:
    • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp lime juice
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: Serve with your favorite white meat, like chicken or pork. Also wonderful with shrimp, crab and fish. Serve with tortilla chips for a chunky salsa.

Cooking Tips: Substitute cilantro with fresh mint.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 4

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Disclosure: Special thanks to California Avocados for the special delivery of avocados I used for this post. All the opinions and stories I expressed here are mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it! 

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4 Responses to Chicken Breast with Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

  1. Eha at #

    Happy Mother’s Day, Laura! C’mon, there has to be balance in the family: someone has to be there quietly to love and hug and advise and make certain everything runs in as perfect rhythm as it can! And I have seen you so charming on breakfast TV [if I remember correctly] . . . . be you and ‘go with the flow’! Oh, lovely salad and the Professor and the Princess will grow up as far as food is concerned 🙂 !!

  2. Very pretty salad!

  3. I love the combination of citrus and avocado. Congratulations to your daughter on her first show!

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