The grapefruit is, and always will be, the biggest and brightest in the entire fruit kingdom. With its unique tangy, sweet flavor (not to mention its juiciness) and a slight resemblance to Jupiter, let’s be honest — it makes the rest of the citrus family look like a bunch of little Plutos (sorry, tangelos). It also contains essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium and fiber, and it happens to be peak season for Florida Grapefruit.
So why aren’t you taking advantage in the kitchen?
Admit it, the most you’re doing with your grapefruit is slicing it in half and giving the ol’ spoon-and-scoop. That’s fine and all, but there’s waaay more potential when it comes to cooking with this pink wonder. Grapefruit muffins, cake, candy(!), and multiple savory dishes are only a click away—peek through our top ten grapefruit recipe picks below to see how you’ll be using your future grapefruit.
These Grapefruit and Brown Sugar Muffins are essentially bite-sized pieces of happiness, exactly what you need first thing in the morning. Make them for breakfast and get yourself going with this recipe from A Beautiful Mess.
Grapefruit? Candy? Liking the sound of that. Candied Cardamom Grapefruit from In Sock Monkey Slippers will give you just the sugar rush you need to make it through the day.
A revelation in grapefruit-enhanced meats — try out Grapefruit Ginger Tuna Tataki for an impressive dinner party appetizer, or enjoy at home during Netflix and chill. Both situations are accepted; The Healthy Foodie has the details.
Forget strawberries, we’re saving our chocolate for grapefruit. Simply dunk slices in milk or white chocolate, add some sprinkles if you’re feelin’ frisky, and enjoy. She Wears Many Hats has the instructions.
If your sweet tooth needs a momentary break, try this Grapefruit, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad from The Kitchen Paper. It’s nutritious, satisfying, and obviously, pretty darn adorable.
Got a birthday coming up? Look to the power of pink citrus to make an unforgettable cake like Sugar and Soul’s Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake. A lot tastier (and prettier) than the same ol’ boxed instant mix.
Your very own grapefruit in cocktail form is less than five minutes away. Check out The Cookie Rookie’s recipe for a Grapefruit Salty Dog and get your drank on.
The Kitchen McCabe has a genius formula for petite Coconut Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Gelee, which means, put down that yogurt and try this ASAP.
Feel 99% fancier with these Grapefruit Scones from Around My Family Table. They’re gluten and dairy free (just like Florida Grapefruit), so you can enjoy their amazing taste without guilt (that’s how gluten free works, right?).
This Grapefruit and Honey-Glazed Black Cod by Wonky Wonderful is set on a bed of jasmine rice and covered in a tangy, grapefruit-honey sauce that will have your taste-buds singing.