I love assembling ingredients on a pretty plate into a fresh salad. Its a great way to eat!

It is easy for me to cut a grapefruit or orange into 'supremes' but you can also buy them in the chilled produce section in a jar. This salad is even better when the red grapefruit are peak season. Its everything you want in a summer meal... light, wonderful flavors and super easy to assemble.

This is a spectacular Easter appetizer when plated on your beautiful china salad dishes.


  • 1 grapefruit - or 1/2 cup grapefruit sections - in chilled produce case
  • 1 pound large shrimp - poached or seasoned & sauteed, or buy already cooked shrimp if you prefer
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup full fat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Hidden Valley Ranch dressing powder (from a packet in the salad dressing section - there is a dill flavored HVR that is excellent for this but the regular is good too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce or Tabasco
  • a sprinkle of smoked paprika


  • Arrange layers of grapefruit, avocado and shrimp.
  • Blend yogurt with ranch powder and Sriracha sauce to taste.
  • Drizzle over salad. Hit with a little smoked paprika for color and flavor. Serve.
Bariatric Recipes Advice, Rants & Support Podcast: Real Talk