Have you heard of green goddess dressing? I have no idea where it originates from, but I am newly obsessed. According to the ever informative Wikipedia green goddess dressings typically include mayonnaise and sour cream among many other herbs and spices. I try to eat less mayonnaise and sour cream due to their high saturated fat content, so I have developed this version of green goddess dressing using a better for you green fat…AVOCADO! This dressing is so good, I want to put it on everything. It goes perfectly with the last grapefruit recipe of the week: Avocado, Grapefruit, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad.
Grapefruit and avocado are a match made in heaven. Seriously, if you look up grapefruit salads, they almost always include avocado. I think its because the creamy texture of the avocado helps to balance out the bitter flavor of the grapefruit. I went ahead and took my avocado obsession up a notch by including it in the dressing for my grapefruit and avocado salad.
If you’ve had green goddess dressing before, what else do you put it on?
I have a confession… when I say I like grapefruit, I think I mean grapefruit cocktails. Grapefruit has always been my go-to when I order a drink. Last weekend I had a “Summer St. Sling” from Barcelona Wine Bar-a delicious cocktail made with Chamomile Infused Tito’s Vodka Fresh Pink Grapefruit & Lemon Juices.
So naturally I thought I would like grapefruit period. It turns out that’s not exactly the case. I even thought that if I broiled grapefruit that would change my mind, but it didn’t.
Even still, I am sharing with you another grapefruit recipe (and even one more at the end of the week). I hope those of you who love grapefruit will still find them delicious.
Have you tried chia pudding? Like grapefruit it’s not for everyone. It’s definitely an interesting texture, but if you can get past that, Chia is a superfood! Chia seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which help reduce cholesterol and inflammation. They also are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of calcium.
Blueberries and Grapefruit add vibrant color to this chia pudding. It’s a perfect pick me up on a cloudy winter day.
This week I am celebrating winter citrus. Grapefruit is a one of a kind fruit that has a unique taste. It’s definitely worth a try!
The best way to cut a grapefruit is to cut from the top. Then slice horizontally to get the pretty star on the inside. If you try to cut a grapefruit into wedges you will likely make a big mess like me.
You should not cut a grapefruit vertical from the top. It will make it very hard to cut pieces. (I learned the hard way.)
Either way, they make for a great picture!