Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken and Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

This Power Salad is packed with healthy fats, protein and fresh fruits and vegetables! An easy champagne vinaigrette pulls it all together!

I’ve been eating this Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken and Avocado Power Salad everyday for over a week. I figured if I love it so much, I should share it with you! It’s filling and flavorful!

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

It’s packed full of healthy fats from the avocado, walnuts and olive oil; a simple grilled rosemary chicken provides even more protein to power you through the day; baby spinach and kale, which have too many health benefits to fit here (if you want to read more about the power of kale, you can here); and a tiny sprinkling of goat’s milk feta, because EVERYTHING is better with cheese.

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

The Champagne Vinaigrette perfectly ties all the flavors together but doesn’t overpower them – just as an excellent salad dressing should be. I am obsessed with this dressing. It is also an excellent sauce in which to bake fish!

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado with Champagne Vinaigrette

I first used it as a dressing for a simple salad to go with my baked Halibut and I just can’t get enough!

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado 7Champagne Vinaigrette

This Power Salad makes an easy yet filling lunch or dinner! It would also be a beautiful appetizer for company (scaled down, of course).

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Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken and Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x


  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 very small pink grapefruit
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ½ chicken breast, sliced
  • ½ oz goat’s milk feta cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Champagne Vinaigrette Instructions [here]
  • Instructions for the Rosemary Grilled Chicken here


  1. Make your chicken breasts by your preferred method. I grilled these in a grill pan on my stovetop, but you can also pan sear them and then cook on the stove or in a preheated 400 ° oven or grill them in a real grill. Let rest 10 minutes prior to slicing. While the chicken cooks build your salad. I like to remove everything except the juicy insides of the grapefruit – it takes a bit longer but then there is no bitterness to offset their amazing flavor!
  2. While chicken is resting, make your salad dressing.
  3. Arrange all topping on your bed of spinach and kale, drizzle a bit of your salad dress on top. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Liz
    March 5, 2014 at 8:20 am

    This looks like the ideal winter salad! I adore champagne vinaigrette, too!

    • Lindsey
      March 5, 2014 at 10:08 am

      It is! So fresh and refreshing, like a little reminder of Summer!

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    March 5, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh wow – this looks amazing and FRESH! I am really missing summer, so seeing this just makes me want summertime even faster and a taste of this fantastic salad! I love the vinaigrette too – and yes, everything is better with cheese! Delish and love! Pinned!

    • Lindsey
      March 5, 2014 at 10:03 am

      It is like a little bit of Sunshine on your plate! Thanks for the pin!

      Mmmm cheese…

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    March 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    That dressing looks really yum. It has all the ingredients I really love, especially avocado. The salad is so springlike looking! Is it still cold there btw? It’s been so sunshiny, warm, and springlike here in socali. The salad would be great to pack for lunch too. I bet you make all your lunches to bring to work too, right? I can’t imagine you going across the street for Subway or whatever lol. I can SO see you putting thought and love into yours and your husbands lunch to take to work.

    • Lindsey
      March 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      lol! You crack me up! You are totally right, I haven’t gone out for lunch in years!! I would sometimes go out for Thai or Indian or BBQ (my fav!) with the other finance guys when I worked at GE, but not so much since then. 🙂 Have you seen how many ingredients are in a Subway sub? It’s insane…

      The temperature varies by day! Some days it’s barely over freezing then the next day it’ll be 70! Isn’t it always sunny and springlike in Socali?

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen
    March 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Love the combination of ingredients in this salad! Salads are one of my favorite things to eat, but I get bored with them if I don’t change them up a lot. The champagne vinaigrette looks fabulous!

    • Lindsey
      March 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      I am a “streak eater” by nature, so I love to eat the same thing everyday until I get bored and then change it, but blogging and marriage to not lend themselves to streak eating…alas. But my Husband loved this same salad several nights in a row for dinner! Winning!

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