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10 Grapefruit Recipes Every Fruit Lover Needs to Try

If you want a new and exciting way to get more fruit in your diet, then you want to try these 10 creative grapefruit recipes.

When you think of grapefruit, you probably see it sitting on the breakfast table next to some oatmeal.

You probably don’t get very excited, what with all the other delicious fruits to choose from like oranges, apples, and bananas.

As you’ll soon see, though, the right recipes can give grapefruit a seat at the table, too.

You can get creative with it, too, incorporating it into your breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks.

If you want to start off with a sweet and tangy take on seafood, try the Easy Broiled Salmon with Avocado Grapefruit Salsa.

If you want to add some tang to your protein shakes, try the Citrus Protein Green Smoothie.

And for the perfect low-calorie summer snack, try the Grapefruit & Strawberry Greyhound Poptail.

Enjoy!

Easy Broiled Salmon with Avocado Grapefruit Salsa

Picture courtesy of ABC

When you’re cooking on a weeknight, you might feel like you have to make sacrifices. But this awesome salmon entrée only takes 15 minutes, and it’s so flavorful that you can serve it with a simple side like brown rice or quinoa. Get more impressive meal ideas in The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining, which includes recipes for Turkey Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Dressing, Barbecue Chicken Wing Cupcakes, and more.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Salmon:

4 salmon fillets (5 oz. each)

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

3 Tbsp. pure honey

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Avocado Grapefruit Salsa:

1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled and segmented

2 avocados, peeled and diced

1 small shallot, minced

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1 cup basmati rice, for serving

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 726

Protein: 48 grams

Carbs: 66 grams

Fat: 31 grams

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Red Grapefruit Salad with Avocado & Pistachios

Picture courtesy of EatingWell

You don’t need much more than a whole grapefruit to make an amazing fruit salad, and you can keep it low in sugar too. This healthy recipe also includes avocado, pistachios, and honey-balsamic dressing for a result that’s simple to make, yet tastes gourmet.

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar

3 large red grapefruits

1 Tbsp. finely chopped shallots

1 tsp. pure honey

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 avocados, thinly sliced

1/3 cup unsalted roasted pistachios

1/4 cup fresh chervil (or red watercress), trimmed

Flaked salt, for serving

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 274

Protein: 3 grams

Carbs: 23 grams

Fat: 21 grams

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Grapefruit & Strawberry Greyhound Poptail

Picture courtesy of Endless Simmer

This homemade popsicle recipe uses fresh fruit for a healthy snack with no added sugar. But as much as it’s nutritious, these homemade popsicles are also a fun. They’re like a light cocktail on a stick. Although adding alcohol is optional, and you could use juice or lemon-lime soda to the mix instead, this grapefruit popsicle includes vodka to turn this frozen treat into an icy greyhound.

Serves 18

Ingredients

8 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (about 1 lb. grapefruit)

12 oz. strawberries (about 12 medium strawberries)

5 oz. vodka (scant 2/3 cup)

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 29

Protein: 0 grams

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 0 grams

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Quinoa & Grapefruit Bowl

Picture courtesy of Que Rica Vida

A grapefruit with plain yogurt is a nutritious breakfast. In fact, it’s commonly recommended by doctors because it’s so simple and beneficial. But you can make that easy breakfast even healthier by adding quinoa to the mix. You don’t even have to cook it that morning if you have leftover quinoa from the day before.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/2 cup quinoa

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 grapefruit, peeled and sliced

5 walnuts

1 Tbsp. plain vanilla yogurt

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 459

Protein: 17 grams

Carbs: 66 grams

Fat: 16 grams

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Grapefruit Brulee Breakfast Bowl

Picture courtesy of Salt & Lavender

This tart citrus can transform into a sweet, simple breakfast with a few minutes under the broiler. The high heat caramelizes the natural sugars in grapefruit, making it less sour while bringing out more complex flavors. Then you just need to add some muesli or granola to the mix to get some complex carbs that will keep you full until lunch.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 grapefruit

1 tsp. brown sugar

1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup muesli (or granola)

1 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped

Honey to taste

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 140

Protein: 15 grams

Carbs: 29 grams

Fat: 4 grams

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Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Picture courtesy of Eat Smarter

Since grapefruit is tart and tangy, it goes well with the mildly sweet flavor of fresh shrimp. And it’s easy to make this recipe ready for a dinner party. Just slice the fruit in half, and carefully scoop out the inside with a spoon to use a grapefruit peel as a serving dish. Turning the peel into a bowl is also a fun trick to make fruit salad more appetizing for little kids.

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 grapefruits

200g shrimp, peeled and cooked

3 button mushrooms

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. crème fraiche

1/2 tsp. tomato paste

1/2 box garden cress, for garnish

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 154

Protein: 13 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fat: 6 grams

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Grapefruit Dutch Baby

Picture courtesy of Spoon University

Instead of baking a cake and slathering it in icing, try this simple dutch baby. The classic recipe is like a cross between pancakes and cake, and there’s no topping needed except a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It’s great no matter what fruit you have around. Once you bake grapefruit, the tartness will be reduced, and it takes on a whole new flavor. So even if you don’t love plain grapefruit, this sweeter, less sour way to enjoy it is worth trying. Serve with a dollop of creamy yogurt on top.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. butter, divided

1/2 grapefruit, peeled and segmented

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 large egg

3 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk (or less as needed)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/8 tsp. salt

Dash of ground cinnamon

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 429

Protein: 10 grams

Carbs: 33 grams

Fat: 29 grams

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Citrus Protein Green Smoothie

Picture courtesy of Joy Food Sunshine

Even if you don’t love plain grapefruit, you’ll want to include it in some refreshing smoothie recipes. It has tons of heart-healthy benefits and can reduce the risk of cholesterol-related diseases. And grapefruits are popular with diabetics because they don’t spike blood sugar levels, unlike many other fruits which can easily have twice as much sugar per serving.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 Tbsp. WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate (or unflavored protein powder)

1/2 large grapefruit, peeled

1 medium orange, peeled

1 banana, frozen

1 cup strawberries, frozen

2 cups spinach, frozen

1 Tbsp. pure honey (or sweetener to taste)

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 229

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 45 grams

Fat: 3 grams

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Grapefruit Grilled Chicken

Picture courtesy of Food Network

Looking for a simple way to upgrade plain chicken breast? A couple of pink grapefruits are all you need to make grilled chicken extra-special. One gets used for the marinade, and the other grapefruit is cooked down in a pan to become a glaze. That’s the only cooking to do aside from actually grilling the chicken, making this a sweet way to serve lean protein at a summer cookout.

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 pink grapefruits

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. pure honey

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz. each), sliced in half horizontally

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 346

Protein: 38 grams

Carbs: 6 grams

Fat: 19 grams

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Sunrise Chia Seed Smoothie

Picture courtesy of Eco Diva Beauty

This grapefruit smoothie is a nutritious start to the day, especially if you add a scoop of WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate. It has grapefruit juice for vitamin A and potassium, plus light coconut milk for enough healthy fats to power up your brain in the morning to prepare for a busy day at work.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/2 cup grapefruit juice

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup light coconut milk

1/2 cup crushed ice

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

1 tsp. granulated stevia (or sweetener to taste)

Nutrition Facts (per Serving)

Calories: 315

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 66 grams

Fat: 8 grams

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What do you think of these grapefruit recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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