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Grapefruit Slaw

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

This tangy slaw packs a bit of heat from jalapeño and red pepper flakes. Pepitas sprinkled on top add a salty crunch. Try serving it with grilled seafood.


  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 2 pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented with 1 Tbs. juice reserved
  • 1 medium celery rib, thinly sliced on a diagonal (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbs. grapeseed oil
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 small jalepeño, seeded and finely chopped (about 1-1/2 tsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbs. roasted, salted pepitas
  • 1 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Kosher salt

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 170
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 80
  • Fat (g): 9
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 6
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 25
  • Carbohydrates (g): 21
  • Fiber (g): 8
  • Protein (g): 3


  • In a medium bowl, soak the onion in just enough water to cover for 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the cabbage, grapefruit, celery, carrot, and red pepper.
  • In the medium bowl, whisk together the grapefruit juice, oil, vinegar, lime juice and zest, jalapeño, sugar, and pepper flakes.
  • Toss the slaw with the dressing. Sprinkle with the pepitas and parsley. Season to taste with salt, and serve immediately.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

  • mommasue | 03/19/2015

    Wonderful winter salad--I've made this at least 3 times since I saw it in my issue of Fine Cooking. My hacks: I use jarred grapefruit sections in light syrup, and a bit of a great hot sauce in the dressing if I'm missing the fresh jalapeno.

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    Pielove | 02/23/2015

    This salad has a lot going on-- crunchy, tangy, spicy-- making it a wonderful winter slaw. I forgot to add the sugar and didn't miss it one bit. Also, smoked almonds make a good substitute for the pepitas-- don't omit those.

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