BEAT THE HEAT
I'm writing this post in the midst of a heat wave - the dog days of summer. The last thing on earth I want to do today is turn on my oven. Here's a hot-as-hell-outside food hack to cool you down but not weigh you down.
All of these ingredients came from Good Food Markets, the best (and most affordable & accessible) healthy grocer in NE DC. More details on the amazing food desert healthy corner store coming soon... Till then, make this salad. It's the bomb.blogspot.com.
- 1 grapefruit, rind removed, segmented
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 jalapeño, deseeded, ribs removed
- 4 leaves of mint, cut in thin ribbons
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 3 tbs. of grapefruit juice
- 5 tbs. olive oil
- 3 tbs. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbs. maple syrup
- black pepper and salt to taste
- 1 tbs. grapefruit zest
Peel your grapefruit, and cut into segments. Remove the rind and any white part of the rind. Open the avocado, and dice into 1 inch cubes. Cut the pepper in have and remove the seeds and ribs (unless you love spicy food like I do - in that case, leave some of the seeds in there!). Chop the scallions. Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, grapefruit juice, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper, and grapefruit zest. When all ingredients are incorporated, drizzle the mixture over the salad.