I hope that everyone had a nice holiday weekend! It is getting hot hot hot in Los Angeles, and I couldn’t think of anything more refreshing than a cold fruit salad with a twist! Instead of the usual all-fruit salad, how about combining some other plant based components of protein, whole-grain, and fat to complete your meal!

Hold the dressing… This salad consists of 4 different flavors that perfectly compliment each other to make a tart yet sweet and refreshing dish, so there is no need for anything else. I’m so hooked, I could probably have this every single day!

P.S. If you are trying to incorporate vegetarian or vegan meals into your diet, this is a great easy option for meatless mondays. On a high note, this salad is boyfriend approved and my sister went back for seconds haha

Summer Salad
Serves 1

1 medium grapefruit
1/2 cup chilled unshelled edamame
1/2 cup chilled corn
1/4 medium avocado

Remove the skin of the grapefruit by cutting with a knife between the rind and flesh. Once the outer skin and pith has been removed, separate segments of the grapefruit and remove all of the membrane, pulp, and seeds so only the grapefruit flesh remains exposed. Chop the segments into smaller cubed pieces. Remove 1/4 avocado meat from it’s skin and cut into cubes. Add the chilled corn (rinsed and strained) and edamame  to the grapefruit and avocado and gently toss. Serve chilled.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: grapefruit
Whole Grain: corn
Protein: edamame
Plant Based Fat: avocado

37 Comments on Summer Salad

  1. Danielle
    July 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm (9 years ago)

    This salad looks delicious! So light and perfect for summer! I love the grapefruit and avocado combo too! So yummy! I will most definitely be trying this!

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks Danielle! Let me know what you think! xo

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm (9 years ago)

      You will love it! Great texture too 🙂 xo

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  2. Good Food Good Friends
    July 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm (9 years ago)

    That looks so simple and fresh. Perfect for these hot summer days!

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm (9 years ago)

      Enjoy! xo

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  3. kristle
    July 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm (9 years ago)

    i actually just had a corn and edamame salad for the first time from one of my isa cookbooks. the dressing was too heavy and oily though. i would try this, but i cannot get into grapefruit OR avacado! 🙁 i wish i could like avacado so bad..

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm (9 years ago)

      Yumm I love corn and edamame 🙂 I wish you liked grapefruit and ago! What about using an orange along with some walnuts?

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      • kristle
        July 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm (9 years ago)

        absolutely, great idea! 🙂

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  4. Vanessa
    July 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm (9 years ago)

    Made this salad tonight. Perfect combination of flavours! Added some cilantro for a little kick as well 🙂

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm (9 years ago)

      Great edition Vanessa! Glad you loved it xo

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi Karen!

      There is so much controversy about soy in the health world! Most anti-soy claims are based on some scientific data which doesn’t mean that their conclusions are 100% right or wrong. I have heard that soy can cause cancer and lead to thyroid problems, but then I have also dipped into books like “The China Study” which shows a culture’s diet rich in plant based foods which includes tons of soy with no outstanding complications from it. It’s definitely an interesting topic and I am not sure what to believe is right or wrong. I have family friends who have had breast cancer and cannot consume soy and do not think it is a healthy option, and asian friends who grew up on tofu every day of the week. Even with it’s often bad reputation, I do still include soy in my diet and try to limit my intake of tofu, tempe, and edamame to only a couple of days per week 🙂 But that is my personal opinion and preference 🙂

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    • Karen Reynolds
      July 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks for the quick response! I agree w/you about keeping my soy intake to 1 or 2 times a week. Can’t wait to try the salad.
      K

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  5. Idania
    July 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm (9 years ago)

    Looks yummy and I don’t even like Grapefruit…but I might have to give it a try in this salad!

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm (9 years ago)

      The other flavors really tone down the tartness of the grapefruit!

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  6. Elle
    July 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm (9 years ago)

    I love fruit in my salads, and salad in my fruit. 🙂 They go so well together. I adore this combo and think my fiancé will too!

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm (9 years ago)

      Haha that’s so cute, Elle! I love fruit both ways too 🙂

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  7. Nicole
    July 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Omg! How do I love you and your awesome site already?!? This is exactly what I need. I love your food suggestions. I love how you break everything down as produce, grain, etc. I’m hoping the more I come to your site and the more I plan my meals I will get all my portions under control. When I was at my healthiest weight people used to call me a rabbit because I would eat the garnish off their plates at restaurants. My body craved all things green. Thank you for this amazing website!

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    • Catherine
      July 9, 2012 at 11:53 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for the compliments! My goal is to make healthy eating as fun and easy as possible, so I am glad you like the breakdowns! Too cute that your fiends used to call you a rabbit! Craving healthy foods is the best 🙂 xo

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  8. Judith
    July 10, 2012 at 1:22 am (9 years ago)

    This sounds so yummie! I will be making this! Great site!

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    • Catherine
      July 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm (9 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Judith! xo

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  9. barbara
    July 10, 2012 at 6:42 am (9 years ago)

    uuuhhhh edamame we don’t have here (i live in belgium, heart of europe) and i’d go for simple green peas instead, your salad is fabulous with avocado !! thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Catherine
      July 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi Barbara! Wow that’s amazing that I have a reader in Belgium! Hello from Los Angeles 🙂
      Peas are a great substitute for edamame (soybeans) since they are high in protein! Enjoy! xo

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    • Judith
      July 15, 2012 at 3:20 am (9 years ago)

      Hey Barbara, I’m from the Netherlands, and here they sell edamame at the toko! I guess it’s the same in Belgium!

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  10. Taylor
    July 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Catherine! I love your recipes and everything about your blog. Do you have a shopping list that you stick to? Just wondering what you buy on a regular basis at the grocery store and what types of products are good ones in terms of nut butters and other packaged items.

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    • Catherine
      July 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi Taylor! Grocery shopping is one of my most frequently requested topics, so I am trying to find some time to do a grocery shopping list/post to help everyone get started 🙂 Keep a lookout for it soon! xo

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  11. katie
    July 19, 2012 at 9:52 am (9 years ago)

    your site is so clean, bright and yummy! i love the vibe of everything you put up and i love this salad idea!!! i’d never have thought to combine these ingredients like this… love, love, love. more power to you, you glorious and great rabbit queen!

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    • Catherine
      July 19, 2012 at 10:42 am (9 years ago)

      Awww thank you so much! xo

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  12. Abbie
    July 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm (9 years ago)

    To those with soy-aversive diet concerns: This salad is awesome with some chilled (pre-steamed) lima beans in place of the edamame. I, too, am trying to avoid soy on a plant-based diet since I tested positive two years ago for the BRCA2 breast cancer gene mutation, which could make me prone to plant-based phyto-estrogens as estrogen-fed cancer triggers. Cheers, bun-buns!

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    • Catherine
      July 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm (9 years ago)

      Great idea Abbie! Thanks for sharing your lima bean idea in place of soy! xo

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  13. Sarah
    May 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi,
    I was super happy to find your site. This recipe sounds amazing. Unfortunately I’m allergic to Grapefruit, are there any substitutes you could recommend?
    Thanks

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    • Catherine
      May 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm (8 years ago)

      Aww I’m so excited you found my blog too! Another type of citrus would work great 🙂 I would try an orange or blood orange if you can find them! xoxo

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      • Sarah
        May 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm (8 years ago)

        Shoot I’m allergic to citrus fruit in general except for tomatoes.

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        • Catherine
          May 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm (8 years ago)

          Oh no! Maybe something juicy like peaches?!

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          • Sarah
            May 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm (8 years ago)

            Thanks I’ll give it a shot. I have a gray Holland Lop bunny named Maximus just thought you should know especially because you love bunnies like I do. He’s my 3rd. The other two I rescued from an abusive home they died about 3 years ago. So my fluffy guy is rather spoiled, his favourite treats are apples.

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