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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Serves 4 | Prep time: 7 minutes

6 cups mixed greens
1 large pink grapefruit
1 large avocado
1 can hearts of palm
1⁄4 cup candied pecans

Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1.5 tablespoon maple syrup/honey
3⁄4 teaspoon salt

  1. Candy pecans by adding 1T of maple syrup and pecans to a small skillet on medium heat.
  2. Stir often until all maple syrup has crystallized. Let cool.
  3. Cut grapefruit, avocado and hearts of palm into 1⁄2 inch cubes.
  4. Mix in a large bowl with greens and pumpkin seeds.
  5. Mix dressing in a small jar or measuring cup. Drizzle over salad and toss.

This can easily be upgraded to a meal by adding poached salmon or sliced grilled chicken to each serving.