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  • Writer's pictureGeeman

Ginette's Grapefruit Salad

This is one of the strangest, freshest, most addictive salad I know. This grapefruit salad has acidity from the fruit and the dressing, sweetness from the apple, saltiness from the cheese and ham and for some reasons, it all works together. This recipe was introduced to me by my grandmother Ginette, she might even be the original creator, I should ask her.

Salad filled grapefruit with apple, ham, cheese and cucumber on a plate.
Ginette's grapefruit salad

Serving: 4 persons

Preparation time: 20 minutes


  • 2 grapefruits

  • 1 apple

  • 2 to 4 slices of pork ham

  • 1/3 of a fresh cucumber

  • Emmental (Swiss cheese) or Gruyère or Comté or any type of hard or medium hard type of cheese like Cheddar cut in small cubes (approximately 4 to 6 table spoons)

  • Olive oil

  • Vinegar

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Chive or basil

Step 1 - Empty your grapefruits

  1. Slice your grapefruits in half, not from stem to stem, cut it on the "Equator" :-) !

  2. Cut off the wedges and put them in a bowl

  3. Squeeze the juice left from your empty grapefruits into the same bowl

  4. Put the grapefruits skins on the side, they will be used later on as the recipient for the salad

Step 2 - Prepare the salad (filling)

  1. Dice your apple in small cubes

  2. Do the same with your cheese, ham and cucumber

  3. Add everything into the bowl where are your grapefruit wedges and juice

  4. Add a good pinch of salt and black pepper

  5. Add a table spoon of olive oil

  6. Add a table spoon of vinegar

  7. Mix everything well together

Step 3 - Plate your salad

  1. Fill up your empty grapefruits with the salad mix

  2. Springle with some finely chopped chive or basil

It's ready!

If you are not planning to eat it right away, refrigerate your salad, it should stay fine for 12 hours.

Enjoy! Bon appétit!

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