New Ambrosia with Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing


 I’m running short on time and sleep this morning so I will keep this brief. Yesterday was quite the whirlwind of events, to say the least.

It started with a rainy morning which are my very least favorite kind (as in, I hate rain so much that when it rained in college…I skipped class). As I was walking into work, trying desperately to not allow mother nature the satisfaction of ruining my 30-minute flat iron work, my umbrella was turning inside out with the winds while rain pelted my face. That is my version of a horror movie.

I’m so not kidding.

Work was insane, in all of the good ways. Busy days make for quick days and I saw a patient take her health by the horns in a complete 180 since she was hospitalized recently. Those types of success stories are what RD’s live for, let me tell you.


Our last cooking class was a huge success and wouldn’t you know all the families showed. Insanity! I left work around 8:30pm only to be greeted by a blizzard. Does Michigan not know to ease me into this Northern-ness nonsense?! BLIZZARD. I kid you not, I drove home in a white out blizzard (though ironically, very little of the snow actually stuck) and not-to-confidently exited the highway for an off ramp out of fear of a semi plowing over me. My typical 32 minutes drive was a solid 45.

I had about 2.2 seconds (that is hardly an exaggeration) to pet the dog, kiss the hubby, and shovel in a homemade granola bar before packing up my hockey gear and heading back out into the blizzard for my game. Monday night — it’s the really, really good team. And let me tell you, the LAST thing I wanted to do after a 13 hour Monday was exercise…even hockey. But, off I went. Running late, naturally.


I showed up to hockey just as the Zamboni was getting on the ice and I changed into my gear in record speed. I am much more efficient at such tasks when I don’t have a locker room of women to chat with (I fly as the solo female on this team).

We were getting our tushes handed to us (should I tell the guys that if they just PLAYED THEIR POSITION perhaps we wouldn’t lose 12 to 2?). But, I’m so over that BECAUSE….I SCORED A GOAL!!! WOOOO! Who’da thunk it? Not me, that’s for sure. But I’m kidding, losing still stinks.

I got home and I found myself with 2 choices — leftovers of this salad or one of 188 buckeyes that remain from our weekend peanut butter ball showdown (we made 190). Since the smell of peanut butter is still a bit nauseating, I went with this salad, very happily I might add. For me to be choosing a salad at 11pm at night, you know it’s a good one. Not only good, but truly one-of-a-kind!



New Ambrosia with Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing from Cooking Light

2 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned 2 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned 3 celery ribs, chopped (about 3/4 cup) 2 avocados, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 cup fresh basil,chopped 1 (5 oz) package arugula

1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 2 Tbsp sweetened flaked coconut 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about roulette 1/2 lime) 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


To make the dressing, peel the garlic clove and smash garlic and salt together using flat side of a knife on a flast surface to make a paste. Whisk responsible gambling together garlic mixture, buttermilk, and remaining ingredients until blended. Cover and chill dressing until ready to use.

Combine grapefruit, orange, celery, avocado, cucumber, jalapeno and basil general information in a large bowl. Pour dressing over mixture, and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 15 minutes.

Arrange arugula on 6 salad plates. Toss grapefruit mixture us poker sites and spoon mixture over arugula.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition Information (per serving): 220 calories; 13 poker sites g. fat; 2 mg. cholesterol; 278 mg. sodium; 26.2 g. carbohydrate; 7.8 g. fiber; 4.3 g. protein

Result: By far the most unique salad I’ve ever tried — this is full of flavors. The buttermilk is a unique dressing in and of itself…add to it some coconut and slot machines online lime juice and your taste buds are play poker online in for a real treat. If you love buttermilk, coconut, and grapefruit, I’d venture to guess you’ll love this as much as I did. If you don’t care for those foods, probably take a pass on this one. Mr. Prevention mobile casino can’t comment, but I will speak for myself in saying that I love these ingredients and together, they definitely work!


A normal Tuesday…bring it.

Be well,


  1. says

    Yep, my husband casino bonus lived on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan, and he could get a foot of snow, and two miles inland there would be nothing! Be careful!

    Hoop on scoring a goal on an all male team!! But if it was me coming home at that hour, I think I would have thought a buckeye would online slot machines be fine for dinner!

  2. Jen says

    I’m not a fan of snow @ all so I get it. Must be the southern blood in my veins:) I love almost anything Cooking Light so I will definitely be trying this one.


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