This salad has a burst of flavors - the ruby red grapefruit and the Asian pear are amazing as breakfast ingredients or as part of a light lunch salad.

And, everything tastes better with avocado. The unexpected part of this fruit salad is the Asian inspired dressing with toasted sesame oil and sweet agave. This is a special dish that you will enjoy any time of day. The photograph is deceiving because I’m only showing a small serving size, but this recipe serves two hearty portions.


asian pear avocado and grapefruit salad

Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Level: Easy
Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled, then cut into sections (cut the fruit out between the membranes that separate each section)
  • 1 avocado, pitted, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1 Asian pear, core removed, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1/2 cup sunflower sprouts or any greens for garnish
  • 1/2 T. black sesame seeds for garnish


  • 1 t. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 t. rice vinegar
  • 2 t. agave nectar
  • 1 t. grated fresh ginger
  • Salt to taste



  1. Mix dressing ingredients & set aside.  Arrange the avocado, grapefruit and pear rotating with alternate slices.  Drizzle with dressing and garnish with greens and sesame seeds.

Enjoy our Grapefruit, Avocado & Asian Pear Brunch Salad, let us know what you think