Grapefruit, Kale & Avocado Salad

Grapefruit, Kale & Avocado Salad

This is one of my favorite salads in the entire world, and it’s so, so easy to make! You basically toss together some fruit and kale and enjoy. I really enjoy how the avocado and grapefruit come together to make a delicious dressing.

I also love that it’s five minutes of prep work, and a really quick and easy vegan (relatively low carb) salad. Of course, grapefruit is a fruit, so it is much higher in carbs than the rest of this salad. Reducing the amount of grapefruit will, of course, reduce the carbohydrates. :)

Grapefruit, Avocado & Kale Salad | Paleo, vegan, oil free and refined sugar free!

Notes on Making Grapefruit, Kale & Avocado Salad:

  • Supreming a grapefruit isn’t the easiest thing and involves a knife, so I usually just peel the fruit, and then peel the pith and membrane away from the fruit segments. It’s a little bit tedious, but worth it, since no one wants grapefruit pith in their salad!
  • There is no dressing for this – the grapefruit and avocado combine to make a delicious dressing all on their own.
  • If you let this sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving, the kale will soften, and the onion flavor will really permeate the veggies.
  • This is really good with sunflower seeds sprinkled on top.
  • I usually add this salad to a bunch of mixed greens, for more nutrition!
  • The fat in the avocado will actually help your body to absorb some of the minerals and vitamins in the kale!
  • Add more flavor by zesting a lime over the salad, and sprinkling some lime juice over everything. This will further tenderize the kale, and taste delicious!
  • You can bring the carbs down to 8.5g net by adding in only half of the grapefruit.
  • Replacing the avocado with the juice and zest of one lime brings the carbs down to 6.5g net per serving!

Grapefruit, Avocado & Kale Salad | Paleo, vegan, oil free and refined sugar free!

Grapefruit, Kale & Avocado Salad

Yield: 1 big salad

Serving Size: 1/4 of said salad

Calories per serving: 171

Fat per serving: 10.5g

Carbs per serving: 11.8g net

Protein per serving: 4.2g

Fiber per serving: 7.2g

Sugar per serving: 5g

Grapefruit, Avocado & Kale Salad | Paleo, vegan, oil free and refined sugar free!


  • 1 large(ish) grapefruit
  • 2 medium avocados (or, if using those HUGE ones - just one)
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • about 5-6 cups of chopped kale (stems removed!)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash chopped kale, dry and toss into a large salad bowl. Add the chopped onion.
  2. Supreme the grapefruit, tossing half the pieces onto the kale and reserving the other half in a bowl. It's totally fine if the grapefruit gets a bit smashed and there's juice. You want that! It'll make the next steps easier.
  3. Cube one avocado and add it to the kale and grapefruit.
  4. Mix the kale/grapefruit/avocado mess until everything is pretty well combined. You're going to want to really get in there - smush everything around so that the grapefruit and avocado blend together to make a dressing. There will be some chunks of both remaining, and this is great.
  5. Cube the remaining avocado and toss the

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