Spring Salad with Grapefruit & Feta


We love butter lettuce in this salad. Look for Bibb and Boston, both can be used interchangeably.

Spring Salad with Grapefruit & Feta
Total Time:
30 mins
12 cups


  • ½ cup pine nuts

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon

  • 8 cup butter lettuce, mustard greens, and/or spinach

  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, halved, cored, and sliced into thin wedges

  • ½ medium seedless cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 2 medium pink grapefruit, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices

  • 4 ounce crumbled feta cheese

  • 8 Smoked turkey breast (optional)


  1. In a medium skillet combine pine nuts and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Heat over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Season with kosher salt.

  2. For dressing, in a small bowl combine shallots, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Whisk in remaining oil, sour cream and tarragon.

  3. In a large salad bowl toss together lettuce, fennel, and cucumber. Add dressing; toss to combine. Add grapefruit and cheese; toss gently to combine. Top with pine nuts and turkey, if desired.


Bibb and Boston, both butterhead lettuces, can be used interchangeably. They're often sold in plastic clamshells with the roots attached.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
48g Fat
27g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 84.3mg 422%
Calcium 311mg 24%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Potassium 745mg 16%
Folate, total 181.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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