Early Spring Salad with Grapefruit and Ginger Vinaigrette

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Grapefruit Salad

Ever since I did the 21 Day Sugar Detox, I have been eating a lot more grapefruit, as I kind of forgot how delicious they are! Lately I have been making this simple salad with other ingredients that are plentiful in early spring–arugula and fennel. I’ve paired it with a simple ginger vinaigrette to make a easy, fresh, and seasonal accompaniment to a protein of your choice.

Grapefruit Salad
Early Spring Salad with Grapefruit and Ginger Vinaigrette
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Serves: 4
  1. Place the olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger powder, and sea salt in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Place the arugula, grapefruit sections, and fennel slices in a large bowl and toss with the dressing just before serving.
Note: If your grapefruit is particularly large, you may want to slice the sections in half or serve with a knife.

Storage: Keeps for a couple of days separated in the refrigerator--toss fresh with dressing before serving.

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness and a co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Nutrition, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos by following her on Instagram.


  • Kristina says

    This looks so good! Going to add this to my shopping list!

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  • Philip says


    I am trying out your 2-week meal plan while I wait for you book to arrive. However, I live in Taiwan and some vegetables are not available here. In one of your other recipes I will be using white carrots instead of parsnips and a rutabaga instead of turnips. However, it seems that a fennel substitute is harder to find. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Philip! The carrot and rutabaga sub sounds like it will be perfect. For the salad, can you find some celery to use? Wishing you luck!

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