January 20, 2019

7 Recipe Ideas for Grapefruit

by Berkeley Wellness  

Grapefruit is a traditionally invigorating way to start a day, but it can also be a wonderful accompaniment to a salad, a nutritious midday snack, or even a low-calorie dessert.

For serving from the “shell,” halve grapefruit crosswise. Use a grapefruit spoon with a serrated tip to scoop out the sections, or prepare the fruit using a sharp paring knife or a curved-blade grapefruit knife, running it between each segment of flesh and the membrane dividers.

Like other citrus fruits, grapefruits may be called “seedless” if they contain no more than six seeds, so don’t be surprised if you have to remove a few seeds.

Another option is to peel a grapefruit as you would an orange. Use your hands or pare the skin with a sharp knife. Then pull apart the segments with your hands and, if desired, remove the membranes from each segment.

Here are seven ways to serve grapefruit:

1. Combine grapefruit and orange segments with arugula or watercress and sliced red onion for a tasty salad.

2. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top of halved grapefruits and broil. Serve warm.

3. Make a grapefruit salsa with diced red grapefruit, scallions, chopped mint, and a touch of honey. Serve with grilled poultry or fish.

4. Blend cranberry juice with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Add seltzer for a refreshing and not-too-sweet fruit soda.

5. Add a slice of grapefruit, instead of tomato, to a turkey sandwich.

6. Add diced grapefruit to your favorite tuna or chicken salad.

7. Dice grapefruit and combine with spicy mustard. Use to top a turkey burger.

See our recipe: Crab, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad