Avocados are native fruit to Central America. They are rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, B6, Vitamin C, and Potassium. They are also rich in Vitamin E, Niacin, and Riboflavin. Avocados also provide the "good" fats to your bodies.

Few years ago, farmers started to cultivate avocados in Lebanon and it turned out to be a successful cultivation. The season of picking fresh avocados in Lebanon is October/November. It happens to be the same season of picking citrus fruit like red grapefruit, which is also rich in vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B1, potassium, biotin, and many others.
Almonds are also rich in healthy fats, Vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
Therefore, as you notice, this salad is packed with nutritious ingredients, and it is worth including it in your diet.
People with Celiac disease should always include healthy fruit and vegetables in their diet, especially the ones that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (lycopene and beta-carotene).

Ingredients

Yields: two portions

- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 red grapefruit
- Few lettuce leaves
- ½ cup coriander (cilantro) leaves
- ¼ cup toasted almonds
- Juice of the pulp of the used grapefruit (around 2 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp raspberry vinegar (or any fruit vinegar)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Pinch of salt


Method

  1. Cut the lettuce leaves and spread in a serving plate. 
  2. Peel the ripe avocado, remove the pit, and slice into eight segments. 
  3. Peel the red grapefruit and slice it into the segments discarding the pith. 
  4. Lay the slices of avocado and orange grapefruit on the lettuce. Then sprinkle the coriander leaves and the toasted almonds on top. 
  5. Squeeze the remaining pith of the grapefruit to extract around 2 tbsp of juice. 
  6. Put them in a bowl and add to them the vinegar, olive oil, and salt. Mix well and drizzle over the salad. 
  7. You can top the salad with grilled chicken segments or smoked salmon as a main course.