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  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice (from sectioning the grapefruit for salad)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large head butter lettuce, washed, dried, broken up into large leaves
  • 2 avocados, sliced, dipped in lime juice
  • 2 ruby grapefruit, sectioned (reserve juice for dressing)
  • 1/2 red onion, slivered
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts


  1. To prepare dressing, place all ingredients except oil in bowl of food processor. Process while adding oil 1 tablespoon at a time. Makes 2/3 cup.
  2. To prepare salad, place butter lettuce leaves onto salad plate. Compose salad with avocado, grapefruit and onion. Top with toasted walnuts. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
Recipe by Nancy Vienneau.

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