New Ambrosia With Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing

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Chill: 1 Hour


  • 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
  • Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing
  • 1 (5-oz.) package arugula, thoroughly washed
  • Garnish: toasted sweetened flaked coconut


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