30 Ways To Get Grapefruit Into Your Life

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people.

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Of all winter fruits, grapefruit stands out for feeling less like the sad leftovers from better seasons and more like bright fresh fruit to put in your face. You can tell if your grapefruit is ripe by looking for fruit that has a slightly reddish peel, feels plump to the touch and bounces back when you gently squeeze it.

The very best way to eat grapefruit is with avocado and fish and green things, but here are tons of other recipes that are almost as good.

1. Grapefruit Donuts


2. Grapefruit and Watermelon Agua Fresca


3. Broiled Grapefruit


4. Coconut Almond Steel Cut Oatmeal with Winter Fruits


5. Kale Citrus Salad


6. Lobster and Avocado Salad


7. Vietnamese Mango and Chicken Salad


8. Grapefruit Roasted Beets, Greens and White Beans with Pistachio Butter


9. Brussels Sprout and Avocado Winter Rolls with Grapefruit Hoisin Dipping Sauce


10. Avocado and Grapefruit Tostadas


11. Orange and Ancho Tempeh Tacos wth Ruby Grapefruit Slaw


12. Cuban Fish Tacos with Citrus Mango Slaw and Chipotle Lime Crema


13. Spiced Halibut on Grapefruit Fennel Slaw


14. Grilled Scallops Skewers with Ruby Red Grapefruit and Chile Glaze


15. Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche


16. Grapefruit Curd


17. Red Grapefruit Marmalade


18. Candied Grapefruit Peels


19. Grapefruit Marshmallows


20. Coconut Grapefruit Sugar Cookies


21. Warm & Gooey Citrus Pudding


22. Grapefruit Bars


23. Winter Citrus Tart


24. Grapefruit Terrine


25. Grapefruit-Orange Pound Cake


26. Gluten-Free Grapefruit and Orange Olive-Oil Cake


27. Glazed Citrus Cake


28. Grapefruit Pie


29. Pink Grapefruit Sorbet


30. Grapefruit-Rosemary Moscow Mule


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  1. These look fantastic. Will definitely make several when ruby grapefruit are back in season down here.

    • There is a way to do candied grapefruit peels that is gorgeous and edible! I think you have to boil them in like a million changes of water before boiling them in the sugar water, which gets the bitterness out. It does take a lot longer than doing candied orange peel though, and they’re still a bit bitter, so some may not like them, but it’s possible!

    • I mean, me too, but mostly because “grapefruit taco” is an even more delicious euphemism than “rubyfruit jungle.”

  2. my hometown supplies texas with all things citrus so i was blessed enough to have fresh citrus plucked from my grandparents’ trees every winter. after a while though, you don’t know what to do with all the grapefruit so i’m so f*cking appreciative of this post! I know what to do with grapefruit now!

  3. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this post. Grapefruit is one of my favorite things in all the world. God bless you.

  4. Be very careful with grapefruit if you taken medication. That is a fact that is barely known. It can negate certain medications. Otherwise, YUM! I love grapefruit!

    • also, it can potentiate a lot of medications. you might want this, or you might not, but it’s always good to know, so you can, if necessary, adjust your dose/take extra precautions accordingly.

  5. All of it looks great but I have one thing too add.
    Grapefruit and yogurt popsicles, just make sure the yogurt is in the middle not the beginning or end.

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