Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough’s Favorite Summer Salad Goes Perfect With Rosé


·      1 head of butter lettuce, rinsed and chopped

·      1 cup grapefruit, peeled and sliced

·      1 cup of pomegranate seeds, rinsed

·      2 avocados, peeled and sliced

·      1 cup of pistachios, shelled 

·      Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

For the poppy seed vinaigrette dressing

·      3 tbsp. fresh lime juice

·      3 tbsp. fresh orange juice

·      2 tbsp. fresh grapefruit juice

·      1 tsp. Dijon mustard

·      ¼ avocado, peeled and smashed

·      1/3 cup of avocado oil

·      1 tsp. honey

·      1.5 tsp. poppy seeds

·      Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

 Instructions

 1.     Rinse and chop the butter lettuce and put in a large serving bowl.

2.     Peel and slice the grapefruit and avocados, add to the bowl.

3.     Rinse pomegranate seeds and add to the bowl.

4.     Add shelled pistachios to the bowl.

5.     In a separate bowl or blender, whisk the lime, orange, and grapefruit juices with the mustard, avocado, and honey.  Slowly whisk in the oil until the dressing is creamy.  Stir in the poppy seeds and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

6.     Add the dressing on top of the salad and toss.

7.     Add kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.

8.     Serve cold and fresh.



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