Herbed Grapefruit Salad with Smoked Salmon


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By Sally Butcher

Published 2014

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This lovely if odd salad works as a foil for more or less any smoked or rich fish and meat dishes.

One tends to forget about grapefruit, no? It was one of the original slimming super-foods, then it became one of the most hackneyed starters of all time, then it got a bad press for not being very helpful for those on certain types of medication. Nowadays it seems mostly to be the preserve of boarding house breakfast buffets. But you know, it’s a corker in salad. It can give savoury dishes some real phwoar.

This recipe evolved out of an uncharacteristic moment of weakness one day when I entrusted the mister with my grocery list. Men are quite shocking at shopping, no? All those little extras that fall into their baskets... and the essentials that they just somehow ‘forget’ to buy. I never have any trouble eating smoked salmon, mind, but presented with a fridge of largely random ingredients, rather than scowl at aforementioned spouse ungraciously, I decided to do something a bit different with them...