Main Dishes

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

with Honey-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Enjoy a light and healthy salad – and feel satisfied too – with this Avocado and Grapefruit Salad. Tossed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, like GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil and buttery avocados (which research shows may improve blood cholesterol levels, decreasing your risk of heart disease), this salad is chock full of juicy grapefruits and freshly-grilled chicken. So delicious, and so healthy!

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 min.

Total time: 25 min.


For the Vinaigrette:

2 tbsp. GOYA® Lemon Juice

1 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic

1 tsp. honey

¼ tsp. GOYA® Hot Pepper Flakes

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste

2 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

For the Salad:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 1 lb.

1 tsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 hearts romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)

1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced

1 red grapefruit, segmented

¼ red onion, thinly sliced


1. In small bowl, mix together lemon juice, garlic, honey, pepper flakes and Adobo. Using whisk, add olive oil in slow steady stream, whisking constantly to combine. Stir in cilantro; set aside.
2. Heat grill to medium-high heat. (Or, heat oven to 425°F.) On plate, drizzle chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with adobo. Grill chicken, flipping once, until dark golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 15 minutes. (If cooking in oven, place chicken on foil-lined baking sheet. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes). Set chicken aside to cool. Cut into strips.
3. Arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Toss with sliced chicken, avocado, grapefruit and onions. Drizzle with dressing before serving.
Tip By La Cocina Goya

Honey-Cilantro Vinaigrette – Ready When You Are!

Enjoy a homemade salad dressing with every meal! Simply triple the ingredients for the Honey- Cilantro Vinaigrette, mix together as described above, then transfer to a small glass container or cup. This dressing can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks. Let come to room temperature and whisk before using.