Fit + Fab Challenge: Grapefruit and Black Bean Salad

Denise Austin by Denise Austin | April 3, 2021 | General

Grapefruit and Black Bean Salad

Take a breather with this refreshing, healthy version of a taco-style salad with a fruity twist. My girlfriends love when I make this for a special lunch, and it’s always a hit!!!


Lettuce leaves

2 grapefruits, peeled, thinly sliced and seeded

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced

1 cup cubed papaya

2 ounces Monterey jack cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes


1/2 cup grapefruit juice

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, snipped

3 tablespoons honey

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


Arrange lettuce leaves on four salad plates. Place grapefruit slices on plates. Arrange beans, cucumber and papaya in mounds on lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese. For dressing, combine juice, cilantro, honey and cumin in a blender. Whir for about 1 minute. Drizzle dressing over salads.

Makes 4 servings

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