Mixed Lettuce Salad with Grapefruit

Mixed Lettuce Salad with Grapefruit

A peppery (watercress), sweet (fennel), tart (grapefruit), and salty (Parmesan) combination with a burst of «heat» from the radishes.

4 servings
Preparation 15 min

270 calories per serving 


1/2 Romaine lettuce   280 g
2/3 bunch watercress   80 g
2/3 fennels, thinly sliced   240 g
4 radishes, thinly sliced   60 g
2 grapefruits   600 g
2 cloves garlic, minced and mashed    
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar   30 mL
2 tsp Dijon mustard   10 mL
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil   85 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
40 g Parmesan cheese, sliced into thin curls    

Before you start

A mandolin will make slicing the fennel and radishes easier.


  1. Wash the romaine lettuce, then spin-dry. Tear the leaves into bite-size pieces and place them in a salad bowl. Discard the coarse stems of the watercress, wash the leaves well, then spin dry and put them in the salad bowl. Remove the stalk and feathery leaves of the fennel bulb. Thinly slice the fennel and the radishes with a mandolin, then add them to the salad. Set aside.
  2. Using a sharp knife, remove the peel and pith from the grapefruit and, working over a small bowl to catch the juices, cut out the segments. Squeeze any remaining juice into the bowl. Set the segments aside.
  3. Mince and mash the garlic, then add it to the small bowl. Add the vinegar, mustard, oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Using a fork, whisk the dressing until it is emulsified, then pour it over the salad and toss. Portion out the salad onto individual serving plates. Put the grapefruit segments on top. Shave the Parmesan using a mandolin or a vegetable peeler and add the curls to each plate. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (250g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




23 g

35 %

Saturated 4.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

22 %


5 mg


240 mg

10 %


13 g

4 %


4 g

18 %


6 g


6 g

Vitamin A

80 %

Vitamin C

90 %


20 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of :
Calcium, Fibre
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | First courses/Appetizers | Salads | Bone-healthy | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | Kosher | Vegetarian | No Cook

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