Summer eating feels best when it is light and healthy; especially when it is hot outside. This Savory Fruit Salad is the perfect summer meal. The grapefruit and orange are packed with Vitamin C and fiber; not to mention this is an excellent way to "fill up" on healthy fruits and vegetables and lose weight the natural, healthy way; rather than dieting:


  • 1 bag of Arugula mixed greens
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 grapefruit, cut into slices
  • 1 orange, cut into slices
  • 2 avocados, cut into slices
  • 4 leaves of fresh basil, shredded (torn by hand)
  • 4 leaves of fresh mint, also torn
  • The juice of 1 lime for dressing

Place arugula on the bottom of a plate or platter, then arrange the mango, red onion, grapefruit, orange and avocado. Squeeze lime juice over all, then add the fresh basil and cilantro. If you desire a dressing, mix 2 Tablespoons olive oil with 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 Tablespoon honey and pepper in a mason jar or small container with a lid. Shake well then add to salad.