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Baby Greens with Grapefruit and Red Onion Recipe

Atkins Baby Greens with Grapefruit and Red Onion
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 1 fruit (3-3/4" dia) Grapefruit (Pink and Red)
  • 1 fruit (3-3/4" dia) White Grapefruit
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp, leaves Tarragon
  • 3 3/4 cup Spring Mix Salad
  • 1/2 small Red Onions


If you don't have a grapefruit knife to easily remove the segments, use this method: Slice off just enough of the top and bottom of each grapefruit so they can stand upright on a cutting board. Using a sharp chefs knife and working from the top, circle the entire fruit, peeling the skin off and leaving very little of the bitter white pith behind.  Using a smaller paring knife, cut out each segment from the white membrane. Squeeze out any remaining juice from fruit when done. Reserve 1 tablespoon of juice for the dressing and save the additional juice for another use. 
  1. Section grapefruits.  Set aside the sections and reserve 1 Tbsp of juice.
  2. Add reserved grapefruit juice to a mixing bowl. Add mustard. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking well, until combined.
  3. Stir in tarragon; add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, set aside.
  4. Add greens and toss gently with grapefruit sections, sliced red onion and salad dressing.

Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in your favorite lettuce for this recipe, as net carb change will likely be minimal.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.