Grapefruit Salad Shells Recipe

Here is something amazing and creative to try. How about a refreshing zingy salad in grapefruit shells which you can hold in your hand and treat yourself? The salad inside these natural ‘bowls’ is equally impressive.

This is the perfect appetizer you were looking for, a start to an exquisite meal. Banana, apple, pineapple and walnuts are tossed in a lemon dressing and served inside emptied grapefruits shells which makes the dish simply stand out. Bring out the budding chef in you and start making a profile for yourself. Our step by step teaches you exactly how to make this delightful salad and earn those approving remarks at table.

Serving size: 4 person
Preparation time
: 15 minutes
Utensils needed
: knife, mixing bowl, serving platter

Calories: 100
Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg


-2 pink or ruby grapefruit
-1 large banana
-2 tbsp lemon juice
-1 crisp dessert apple
-220g can sliced pineapple in juice, drained and cut into chunks
-4 tbsp mayonnaise
-50g walnut pieces, roughly chopped if large


  • 1

    Halve the grape fruit into two equal bowl shaped pieces. Two grapefruits will make four shells. Use a knife to cut around the flesh, separating it from the white skin. Scoop out the flesh using the knife and do it neatly without leaving any remains. Put the shells in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator while you prepare the salad.

  • 2

    Cut the flesh into parts, discarding any membranes and seeds. Slice up the banana and add it to the grape fruit in a bowl. Pour half of the orange juice over them. Core the apple and then dice it. Add it to the bowl. Sprinkle the remaining orange juice over the fruits in the bowl.

  • 3

    Add the pineapple pieces to the bowl and mix everything gently without making a mesh. Cover with cling film if you plan to serve later.

  • 4

    Just before you plan to serve, take out the grapefruit shells. Divide the salad among them and use a spoon to fill them. Top with mayonnaise and sprinkle the walnuts over them. Arrange on a platter and serve.

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