7 Ways With Grapefruit

Bring the morning staple to the dinner table with these fresh, delicious recipes.

  • Cranberry-Citrus Salsa
    Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill

    Cranberry-Citrus Salsa

    Serve an inviting appetizer or up the portions and dish up main-meal servings of this colorful seafood recipe. The tart combination of citrus juices is tempered by garlic, bell pepper, onion, and a hint of salt. Try this salsa with shrimp, over fish, or on its own.
  • Pink Grapefruit and Lychee Cocktail
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross

    Pink Grapefruit and Lychee Cocktail

    Tart and sweet are the hallmarks of a perfect night-on-the-town cocktail. Thanks to pink grapefruit juice and canned lychee fruit, this blush-colored drink has both. Make it at home to complement a lightly-seasoned dinner, or on their own with a mild appetizer on the side. Canned lychee, an Asian fruit, can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of the grocery store.
  • Sole with Grapefruit-Thyme Butter
    Jean Allsopp

    Sole with Grapefruit-Thyme Butter

    Master a savory reduction that pairs well with mild fillets. Pink grapefruit juice adds tart flavor to a rich sauce of white wine, fresh ginger, and thyme. Mix in sections at the end to add body to the reduction and make sure to get a piece with each bite of fish to enjoy top flavor.
  • Creamy Pink Grapefruit Tart
    Ann Stratton

    Creamy Pink Grapefruit Tart

    Try a sweet twist on the classic Key lime pie by substituting grapefruit juice for lime juice. When making dessert, presentation is a large factor, so keep that in mind when selecting the grapefruit; to bring out the best color, use a deep pink or red variety of the pink grapefruit selection.
  • Grapefruit-Campari Compote
    Photo: William Meppem

    Grapefruit-Campari Compote

    Serve a fruit salad that's loaded with flavor. Campari, a popular bitter, adds bittersweet flavor to the sugar and ginger mixture. Add grapefruit sections and let them soak in the tasty syrup in the fridge before serving. For best flavor, use Ruby Red grapefruit; their sweetness helps balance the dynamic flavor combination of the sauce.
  • Winter Fruit-and-Cucumber Salad

    Winter Fruit-and-Cucumber Salad

    Celebrate the seasons and serve a vibrant winter fruit salad loaded with navel oranges and sweet Ruby Red grapefruit. A basil vinaigrette, made with dried basil, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar, brings out the fresh flavor of the sliced onion and cucumber. Pair with oven-baked chicken or pork chops for a simple and delicious meal.
  • Shallot and Grapefruit Dressing
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Shallot and Grapefruit Dressing

    Prepare an elegant dinner salad of gourmet greens, goat cheese, and roasted corn, then top it with a zesty, citrusy grapefruit dressing made with fresh juice, chopped cilantro, shallots, and a little sugar, to cut the acidity. The light, fresh flavor will leave guests wondering what your secret ingredient is.
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