The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Sometimes I’ll come across a recipe with ingredients that have absolutely no right to be mixed together. It’s hard to believe that anyone would combine these things, and that the result would come out even remotely edible. These recipes often intrigue me, because they sound so awful that if anyone has taken the time to embarrass themselves like this, there must be something to it. The following is one of those recipes.

I came across this dish while binge watching season one of Queer Eye. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. But it was pretty, and weird enough to be worth trying. And it turns out that I LOVE it. Trust me. Try it. You’ll be amazed, and your friends will be, too, because even though it takes very little effort, it looks and tastes like it comes from a Michelin star restaurant.

Unexpected Salad

1 Pink Grapefruit

1 Avocado

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 pinch kosher salt

Olive Oil

Cut the avocado in half, then cut the halves into half inch slices. Cut both ends off the grapefruit, and then slice off the rest of the skin so the fruit is totally exposed. Peel the fruit sections from the surrounding skin. (The goal is to only have the pretty pink fruit parts). Hold back the two most mangled sections of the grapefruit for juice for the dressing. Arrange the fruit and avocado together in a bowl. (The color contrasts are beautiful!)


Squeeze the grapefruit juice from two leftover sections into a bowl. Add 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix together. This mixture constitutes 1/3 of the dressing. Now add twice as much olive oil. Mix together, and drizzle over the salad.

Serves 2.

I know. Weird. But trust me. Try it! And tell me what you think!

Grapefruit and avocado

Check this out, y’all. I wrote a book!

2 thoughts on “What to Cook When You Hate to Cook. Recipe 8: Unexpected Salad

  1. Angiportus Librarysaver says:

    I don’t know if I’ve got the nerve to try that–but I agree with yesterday’s post, that the “don’t take it personally” bit was not only way out of place in that presentation but also, it has ticked off everyone at some time or another. They come to realize it is the harbinger of an insult and a personal one too. Someone a bit smarter than me recommended pre-empting it with “So we’re talking about the human condition in general then??” But you would be within your rights, I think, to point out that that particular cliché should be removed from the video, or get a new video or whatever it was.
    Then there’s “I hate to say this, but…” “So don’t @#$%^&! say it, for *&^%$#@! sake!”
    And “I just *have* to say this…” when no one is holding a gun to their head, and the last offender was met with “We all have to fart, too, but some of us go into the next room to do it.”
    Isn’t it something about that black hole?

    1. 1)You’d be amazed at how good this recipe is. 2)As per usual, I agree with you on all of the above, and I find it stunning and disheartening that we’re still having to point this stuff out in this day and age. 3) Yes! What an image. And how amazing that that huge scary powerful thing is out there.

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