New Ambrosia

New AmbrosiaRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke
This recipe is a fresh way to use holiday citrus. Sprinkle toasted sweetened flaked coconut over each serving, if desired.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes


2 large Ruby Red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
3 celery ribs, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
2 large avocados, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 (5-oz.) package arugula


1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour dressing over mixture, and toss to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour.

2. Arrange arugula on 6 salad plates. Toss grapefruit mixture, and season with salt to taste. Spoon mixture over arugula using a slotted spoon.