New Ambrosia With Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours


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, thoroughly washed
Garnish: toasted sweetened flaked coconut


1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing over grapefruit mixture, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour.

2. Arrange arugula evenly on 6 salad plates. Toss grapefruit mixture, and place on arugula using a slotted spoon. Garnish, if desired.

Matt Lee and Ted Lee,

from their cookbook,The Lee Bros. Southern CookbookNorton,

Southern Living

December 2007
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