• 3 Texas Red Grapefruit, halved
  • lettuce leaves
  • 2 Texas Oranges, sliced
  • 1 papaya, cut into 6 wedges (optional)
  • 2 red apples, cored and sliced
  • small grape clusters
  • 12 thin slices boiled ham, rolled (optional)
  • 12 cream cheese nut bread finger sandwiches
  • Banana Dressing (recipe follows)

With curved grapefruit knife or serrated spoon, loosen sections in each half, leaving sections in place. Surround with orange wheels, apple and papaya slices, clusters of grapes and ham rolls, if desired. Pass dressing in small bowl. Serve with nut bread finger sandwiches. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories-540; Fat-12g; Cholesterol-20mg; Sodium-860mg; Carbohydrate-105g; Protein-21g

Banana Dressing

Mash 1 large banana to make 1 cup. Blend in ½ cup each sour cream and mayonnaise. Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Makes about 1 ¾ cups.

Texas Blue

Blend ½ cup each sour cream and mayonnaise. Stir in ¼ cup (or more) mashed blue cheese and a squeeze of grapefruit juice. Makes about 1 cup.

Another Salad Possibility

Same as above except surround grapefruit halves with cucumber slices, green pepper strips, red onion rings, cheese-stuffed celery and Sweet Mustard Dressing. The dressing is made by blending one cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons prepared mustard and ¼ cup light corn syrup. Makes about 1-½ cups dressing.