Slurp It, Cook It, Can It: 10 Things to Do With Grapefruit

Slurp It, Cook It, Can It: 10 Things to Do With Grapefruit

Emma Christensen
Mar 30, 2011

Grapefruit inspires poetry for some and gagging for others. I fall in the poetic camp, and this time of year, you'll find me slurping as much grapefruit as I possibly can. And when that's done, I move into the kitchen. What are your feelings toward this sour yellow orb?

I'm definitely a creature of habit and tend to return to the same grapefruit recipes again and again. Broiled grapefruit is a delicious way to start the day and grapefruit in a salad with tender greens is just perfect. Every year, I also try to find a few recipes that get me outside my comfort zone and help me find new ways to cook with my favorite fruit.

Old Favorites from the Kitchn:

Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon and Sugar - Such a good (and healthy!) treat for weekend brunch.
Avocado and Grapefruit Salad - Rich and creamy avocado paired with tart slices of grapefruit.
Grapefruit Ginger Tea Bread - Chopped grapefruit, zest, and juice all go into this sweet bread.
Salty Dog Cocktail - Ever tried one of these with fresh-squeezed grapefruit?!

New Favorites from Around the Web:

Seviche with Mint and Grapefruit from Martha Stewart - This might be the recipe to finally get me to try making ceviche at home.
Roasted Salmon with Shallot-Grapefruit Sauce from Fine Cooking - Grapefruit is such a great pairing with fish.
Grapefruit Yogurt Cake from Smitten Kitchen - I love the idea of tangy yogurt with sour grapefruit.
Soft Chocolate Cookies with Grapefruit and Star Anise from Epicurious - Grapefruit zest gives these cookies an extra layer of citrus flavor.
Grapefruit-Vanilla Curd from Serious Eats - Imagine this spread on an English muffin. Yum.
Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade from The Cosmic Cowgirl - Or this?!

What is your favorite thing to do with grapefruit?

Related: Tip: Use a Grapefruit Spoon to to Pull Out Eggshell

(Images: Emily Ho and Faith Durand)

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