It’s seems that when it comes to grapefruit, you either love ’em or loathe ’em. I’m definitely on the love side and welcome their sweet-tarty-bittery nature. Whether or not you’d take my other half of grapefruit for breakfast, I’m certain you’ll enjoy at least one of these fresh grapefruit recipes!
- Make a Grapefruit Simple Syrup: Bring one cup water and one cup sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit yields approximately 1 cup) and a teaspoon of zest. Let cool completely, then strain. Perfect to add to your iced tea or sparkling water, and I promise there is no bitter taste!
- Try an Energy-Fueling Citrus Ginger Salad: Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Peel and cut half a grapefruit and a whole orange into medium pieces. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, a squeeze of honey, a drop of vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, and a bit of lime zest. Add the citrus and give a good stir. Enjoy a burst of flavor and energy!
- Whip up a Grapefruit Sugar Scrub: Mix 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup safflower or grapeseed oil, a tablespoon of honey, and 1/3 cup grapefruit juice. Add more juice as needed until you get the consistency you like. Store in a container in the fridge, and use generously on rough elbows, knees, feet, and hands. Makes a great gift, too!
- Add a Kick with a Grapefruit Marinade: It’s no question that citrus makes a great marinade, so why do we leave grapefruit out? Honey, brown sugar, and sauteed grapefruit come together in a bright marinade that can dress up just about anything. Find the recipe for Grapefruit Grilled Chicken here.
- Dazzle with a Grapefruit Granita: A granita is one of the simplest iced desserts you can make. It’s basically water, sugar, and juice that gets frozen and scraped into dishes when ready to serve. Dissolve 1/2 cup sugar in 1 cup boiling water. Add 2 to 3 cups grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit yields approximately 1 cup), depending on your preference. Taste, and when it’s to your liking, freeze in a shallow, freezer-safe container. Scrape with a fork and serve in pretty glasses, and fancy it up with a sprig of mint!