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Grapefruit Arugula Salad

You are adding an extra boost of health-promoting vitamins A, C, and K when you include this easy-to-prepare recipe to your Healthiest Way of Eating. One serving provides 64% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin K, 26% DV for vitamin C, and 20 % DV for Vitamin C. Enjoy!

Grapefruit Arugula Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 large bunch arugula (about 4 cups)
  • 1 bunch watercress (about 2 cups)
  • 2 TBS coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Dressing
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp prepared Dijon mustard
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Peel grapefruit and cut out each section between the membrane.
  2. Prepare arugula by tearing into pieces, washing and drying. Cut off tops of watercress and wash and spin dry along with the arugula. A salad spinner is the best way of doing this.
  3. Mix together dressing ingredients, toss with salad greens and grapefruit sections and top with chopped walnuts.

    Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

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Grapefruit Arugula Salad
1.00 serving
171.54 grams
63.22 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 180.24 mcg 225.3 64.1 excellent
vitamin C 55.24 mg 92.1 26.2 excellent
vitamin A 3586.64 IU 71.7 20.4 excellent
calcium 133.17 mg 13.3 3.8 very good
manganese 0.26 mg 13.0 3.7 very good
potassium 418.13 mg 11.9 3.4 very good
folate 47.07 mcg 11.8 3.4 very good
magnesium 34.21 mg 8.6 2.4 good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.13 mg 6.5 1.9 good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.11 mg 6.5 1.8 good
dietary fiber 1.59 g 6.4 1.8 good
tryptophan 0.02 g 6.2 1.8 good
vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.09 mg 6.0 1.7 good
phosphorus 58.17 mg 5.8 1.7 good
protein 2.66 g 5.3 1.5 good
vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 0.52 mg 5.2 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Grapefruit Arugula Salad