30 Ways To Get Grapefruit Into Your Life

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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

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2. Grapefruit and Watermelon Agua Fresca

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3. Broiled Grapefruit

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4. Coconut Almond Steel Cut Oatmeal with Winter Fruits

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5. Kale Citrus Salad

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6. Lobster and Avocado Salad

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7. Vietnamese Mango and Chicken Salad

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

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

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10. Avocado and Grapefruit Tostadas

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11. Orange and Ancho Tempeh Tacos wth Ruby Grapefruit Slaw

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

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13. Spiced Halibut on Grapefruit Fennel Slaw

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

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15. Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche

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16. Grapefruit Curd

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17. Red Grapefruit Marmalade

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18. Candied Grapefruit Peels

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19. Grapefruit Marshmallows

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20. Coconut Grapefruit Sugar Cookies

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21. Warm & Gooey Citrus Pudding

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22. Grapefruit Bars

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23. Winter Citrus Tart

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24. Grapefruit Terrine

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25. Grapefruit-Orange Pound Cake

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

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27. Glazed Citrus Cake

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28. Grapefruit Pie

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29. Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

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30. Grapefruit-Rosemary Moscow Mule

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12 Comments

  1. 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!

    • 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.

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