Grilled Ruby Grapefruit and Chicken Salad with Candied Nuts

Grilled Ruby Grapefruit & Chicken Salad with Candied Nuts
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Grilling the grapefruit adds a rich, smoky note to the flavor for a unique taste in this delicious and nutritious salad. Add crunchy nuts baked with ginger and other spices, good for you greens, and a light grapefruit vinaigrette, and it’s a delectable appetizer or main dish any day of the week.
Grilled Ruby Grapefruit & Chicken Salad with Candied Nuts
Print Recipe
Grilling the grapefruit adds a rich, smoky note to the flavor for a unique taste in this delicious and nutritious salad. Add crunchy nuts baked with ginger and other spices, good for you greens, and a light grapefruit vinaigrette, and it’s a delectable appetizer or main dish any day of the week.
Ingredients
Candied nuts
Dressing
Salad
Servings:
Instructions
Nuts:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, and use parchment paper to line a baking sheet.
  2. Add the nuts to a mixing bowl.
  3. Blend the ginger, salt, honey, and nutmeg together in a food processor.
  4. Pour the ginger mixture over the nuts, and stir until they are well coated.
  5. Transfer to the baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar, turning them over to coat as evenly as you can.
  6. Bake in the oven about 20 minutes, stirring them once to turn over. They should be a golden brown.
Dressing & Salad:
  1. Preheat a barbecue to a medium-high heat.
  2. Cut both grapefruits into halves.
  3. Use 1 tablespoon of olive oil to brush lightly on the cut sides of the grapefruits.
  4. Take 1 tablespoon of honey and drizzle it over the grapefruits.
  5. Place the cut side down on the grill, and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Turn the grapefruit halves on their side and grill for another 2 minutes or so.
  7. Remove from the grill and set on a plate to cool.
  8. Squeeze the juice from one half of one grapefruit (only) into a bowl. Add the rest of the olive oil and honey, mustard, chives, salt, and pepper, and whisk thoroughly to combine.
  9. Add the salad greens, chicken, feta, and nuts to a large bowl.
  10. Separate the remaining grilled grapefruit halves and add them to the salad bowl.
  11. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
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