Who says salsa has to have tomatoes? We sure didn’t. This unconventional approach to salsa uses tart and refreshing grapefruit combined with creamy avocado and a little jalapeno for heat and make the perfect dip for chips or serve it over fish or chicken for a flavorful change of pace.

Prep: 10 minsTotal: 10 mins
Servings: 6 1x


  • 1 large grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • ½ medium cucumber, diced
  • ⅓ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. sea salt


  1. Use a large knife to cut the peel away from the grapefruit. Then use a paring knife to cut the sections from the membranes.
  2. Place grapefruit sections in a medium bowl along with remaining ingredients.
  3. Gently stir to combine. Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 55
  • Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Carbohydrate: 8g
  • (Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g)
  • Protein: 1g


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