Red Grapefruit, Feta and Mint Salad

June 17, 2009

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: This salad was entered into a trial contest by Adele Hagan, a friend of Merrill's from cooking school. The recipe brings together all the qualities we want in a salad -- it's crisp, juicy, salty, sweet and herbal. One tweak we'd suggest is soaking the onion slices in water for 10 minutes and draining them before adding them to the salad. Otherwise you'll spend the rest of your day feeling like a dragon.Food52

Serves: 4 to 6


  • 2 sweet red grapefruits
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olives (halved if they're large)
  • 2 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
In This Recipe


  1. Using a very sharp knife, cut the ends from the grapefruits, slicing just deep enough to expose the flesh. Cut off the remaining peel and pith. Then, working over a large bowl, remove the segments, cutting between the membrane. Halve the segments.
  2. To the grapefruit add the cucumber, onion, olives and mint. Pour in the vinegar, season with salt and toss to mix. Divide among 4 to 6 plates or one large platter, and sprinkle with feta.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Jill H. June 11, 2016
I noticed that mint is not in the ingredient list. How much mint to do add? And what type is recommended (Sweet mint, spearmint, etc...).
Dianna K. March 2, 2014
I found a recipe for Grapefruit marmajade that I am going to try this week. It should be good. I love orange marmalade and Lemone Marmalade. My brother gave me a big bag of super ripe, pink grape fruits. Need to use them up. Marmalade just sounded GOOD ! If you search the internet ther are dozens of recipes for grape fruit marmalade. I even found one called Jamalade that sounded really delicious !