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Grapefruit Beet Salad – Celebrate Summer

An amazing composed salad that can be vegan if wanted.
Grapefruit Beet Salad
Grapefruit Beet Salad
Grapefruit Beet Salad

Grapefruit Beet Salad is a composed salad that is hearty enough to serve by itself with some crusty bread. Want it vegan? Omit the cheese and roast beef.

This salad has everything in it that I really love. I was inspired by someone in my Facebook New York Times Cooking Community group who also loves grapefruit and beets. It should be served very cold for the best flavor.

Grapefruit and Beet Salad – The Grapefruit

Grapefruiter Citrus Sectioning Tool

I don’t know about you, but ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always liked pink or, better yet, red grapefruit because of its sweetness. My only complaint about grapefruits was getting the wedges out of the fruit without making a mess.

My mother had a grapefruit knife. All it ever did was stab her as she tried to get the pieces out nicely. There was also a grapefruit spoon that was supposed to help you eat the grapefruit. It never worked very well for me. I even remember my mother having a special spoon with teeth on it to get the grapefruit flesh out – I don’t have to tell how that failed, do I?

Enter the Grapefruiter from Chef’n. This tool makes it very easy to get the grapefruit out without making a mess or hurting yourself. Chef’n makes a great tools for your kitchen, and I have a lot of them, including this one. If you like grapefruit, you’ll love this tool.

Make it Vegan

When I made this salad, I happened to have some leftover Sous Vide Roast Beef, and I had a bit of crumbled blue cheese in my cheese drawer. Blue cheese and beef go together very well, so I included them. However, if you want to make your salad vegan, feel free to leave them out.

Grapefruit Beet Salad

Grapefruit Beet Salad

An amazing composed salad that can be vegan if wanted.
Prep Time: 10minutes
Total Time: 10minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish Salad
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Servings (slide to adjust): 4
Calories: 335kcal


  • 1head Romain lettuce, torn
  • 1Grapefruit, peeled and seeded
  • 1Beet, julienned
  • 1/4poundRoast beef, cut
  • 1/4cupBlue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4cuppecans
  • 1/2cupCherries, not stemmed or pitted
  • 1Tomato, sliced
  • 1/4cupGirard's Raspberry Vinaigrette


  • Using a large salad bowl, or large pasta bowl, lay the torn lettuce in a daisy pattern.
  • Alternate grapefruit sections and beets on the middle ring on top of the lettuce. On top of each beet portion goes a slice of roast. On top of each grapefruit section with a cherry. Put a bit of crumbled cheese on top of each piece of beef. Put a pecan on top of each cherry.
  • For the center of the salad, lay the rest of the beef, top if with the sliced tomato, cherries, and pecans.
  • Present the salad, then toss with dressing and serve.


Be sure to have a bowl ready on the table for cherry stems and pits.


Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit Beet Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 899mg39%
Potassium 481mg14%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Grapefruit Beet Salad - Celebrate Summer

Grapefruit Beet Salad – Celebrate Summer

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