Fennel, Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salad

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Jun, 22, 2017 @ 11:06 AM


Now that it is officially summer, try out this flavorful fresh salad that utilizes local Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit. This summer salad is great on its own but also makes a nice component on top of a piece of grilled steak or salmon.  Check it out on top of our Cilantro Marinated Ribeye with Bleu Cheese.


1 Bulb of Fennel
1 Ruby Red Grapefruit
2 T Fresh Basil, Chiffonade
(How to Chiffonade)
1 Medium Size Ripe Avocado
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Fennel, Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salad


  1. Cut the pink grapefruit into segments and save the juice
    (How to Peel and Segment a Grapefruit)
  2. Trim the stalks off of the fennel
  3. Cut the fennel in half and remove the core
    (How to Cut Fennel)
  4. Slice the fennel in thin slices or shave it on a mandolin
  5. Dice the avocado
    (How to Remove the Pit from an Avocado)
  6. Toss all of the ingredients together before serving and season with salt and pepper


Cilantro Marinated Rib-eye-Cooking Beyond the Box

Posted by Douglas Brown on Mon, Jun, 03, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

It is a great time of the year for barbecuing and cooking out on the grill.  Try this marinade with a nice fatty rib-eye or another type of meat if you prefer.  

1 Each 1.5lb Boneless Rib-eyeCilantro Marinated Ribeye
1/4 Cup Bleu Cheese Crumbles
1 T Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste 

For the Rib-eye Marinade:

1 T Yellow Onion, Diced
1/4 Each Jalapeno Diced
1 Clove of Garlic
1/4 t Garlic Powder
1/4 t Onion Powder
1/8 t Coriander
1T Fresh Cilantro Chopped
1/4 t Cumin
1 T Pink Grapefruit or Orange Juice
1/2 Lime Juiced

1. Combine all of the ingredients and mash with a mortar and pestle

2. Rub all over the Ribeye and let it sit for at least 3 hours.  

3. Season the ribeye with salt and pepper and rub with 1 T of oil

4. Grill the ribeye slowly until you hit a nice medium rare

5. Top the ribeye with our Fennel, Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Salad and Bleu Cheese








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Beyond the Box is a full service catering and event company located in Dallas, Texas.  Beyond the Box services homes, offices and event spaces all over the DFW area.  

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