Grapefruit Pear Salad Recipe & The Best of Raw Awards!

serves 2 – $2.50 per serving


  • 1 grapefruit ($.50)
    2 pears, sliced ($1.40)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 head romaine, chopped ($1.90)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts ($.50)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice ($.20)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil ($.30)
  • 2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
The pears and grapefruit made this a nice summery salad that reminded me warmer weather isn’t too far away. All citrus is still in season right now, too, and there are good prices and wonderful quality to be had.

Cut the grapefruit by first slicing off
about 1/4″ off the top and bottom. Stand the grapefruit up on a cut
side and slice along the outside curve of the fruit, cutting away the
skin and pith. Use a sharp knife to cut each grapefruit section away
from the membrane. Slice the
pears and onions, and chop the lettuce. Toss together and sprinkle the
walnuts on top. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients and drizzle
over the top.

nutritional information 
calories: 304      fat: 17 gr      carbs: 40 gr       protein: 5 gr

The Best of Raw!

Raw on $10 a Day (or Less) is a finalist in the Best of Raw Awards! We’re in the media/blog category! Yay! How exciting! There are a a lot of familiar names there, too … we’re in very good company! If you’d like to participate by voting, just click the image below …

Lisa Viger

Hello! I'm Lisa, an artist, photographer, author, gardener, navel-gazer, and lover of the planet and all its inhabitants. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.

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11 Responses

  1. I LOVED this salad…and I'm not such a big fan of grapefruit, but I got an amazing ruby red grapefruit and it was delicious! Will make this one again this weekend!

  2. Sue says:

    I sent in my vote! I love your blog and check it everyday.

  3. Celeste says:

    Your blog has helped me to started exploring raw foods. The food is so creative and looks so delicious. It is hard to decide what to try first. Congratulations on your nomination. I went and voted for you. Good luck!

  4. Andrea says:

    Enjoying this salad for dinner! Love the nutmeg in the dressing. Will the using this dressing a lot in the future.

  5. Lindsey says:

    This looks delicious! I'm so glad I found this blog; I've been trying incredibly hard to find ways to eat raw, inexpensively.

  6. Execumama says:

    Love this!!! Thank you!

  7. kelli says:

    mmm that salad looks delightful! congrats on making it to the finals!

  8. What a lovely salad and lovely presentation. Looks delicious

  9. Lisa Viger says:

    Hi Jeanne, Let me know how it turns out!

  10. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. I love pears and grapefruit but never thought of combining them in a salad.