I first had this delightful salad while in Nashville attending an amazing food event. I knew I had to learn to recreate it, but I have to be honest, I really don’t like grapefruit by itself, so I was hesitant to even try this dish.
What I found is that the sour taste of the grapefruit paired with the sweetness in the apple and complementary citrus flavor of the orange combined for an amazing fresh fruit salad.
This dish is a beautiful platter to bring to any event or to eat as part of a meal! I’ve even eaten the entire thing as a lunch.
To make this recipe exactly as it is, you’ll one of those handy sliding mandolin slicers for slicing the apples. If you don’t have one of those, you’ll want to be careful and slice the apple as thinly as you can. You might even need a second apple to make the layers even. Or you can substitute one larger slice for the 2 thin slices in the recipe.
I hope you enjoy this refreshing salad!
- 1 large red apple, cored and sliced thinly using mandolin
- 2 oranges, peeled and sliced thinly (seeds removed)
- 2 grapefruit, peeled and sliced thinly (seeds removed)
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- juice of half a lemon
- ½ teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
- Layer the fruit on a pretty platter in this order: 2 apple slices, 1 grapefruit slice, 1 orange slice. If your apple slices are thicker because you cut them with a knife, you might only need to layer one apple slice, or you could cut two apples.
- Squeeze lemon juice evenly on the fruit.
- Drizzle the honey on top of the fruit.
- Sprinkle mint.