30 Grapefruit Recipes You’ll Love

Grapefruit is not just a healthy citrus fruit but it also comes with a lot of health benefits. It is considered to lower blood pressure and help you lose weight.

However, not everyone likes grapefruit because of its bitter taste. If you find grapefruit too bitter, then you can simply add some salt on top of it.

27 Grapefruit Recipes You’ll Love

This will remove the bitterness from the fruit and allow you to enjoy your grapefruit in a great variety of recipes.

Here are our 30 best grapefruit recipes you’ll love and enjoy.

1. Grapefruit Marmalade

One of the many reasons why grapefruit is so popular is because it is incredibly versatile. As a citrus fruit, grapefruit can be turned into any type of dessert, including tasty marmalade.

One easy way of preserving a lot of grapefruit is by making it into jam or marmalade. You can then spread your citrusy grapefruit on your toast, even when the fruit isn’t in season.

2. Grapefruit, Clementine And Gin Upside-Down Cake

Grapefruit has an impressive, vibrant color that makes for a great dessert, such as in this upside-down cake.

The sweet clementines are the perfect match for bitter grapefruit. Combine this with the tartness of the gin, and you have a perfect dessert.

Plus, it is also a big eye-catcher, so makes for a great party dessert.

3. Grapefruit Poppy Seed Muffins

If you want to feed a crow, then muffins are a great way to make a large batch in a short space of time.

These delicious grapefruit muffins have the zesty flavor of citrus as well as the super light flavor of muffins.

This recipe only needs a few basic ingredients, including poppy seeds, sugar, flour, eggs, grapefruit and unsalted butter.

4. Grapefruit Coconut Slices

Grapefruit is part of the citrus fruit family, like lemon and lime. This tropical fruit pair well with other traditional flavor, such as coconut.

The subtle coconut flavor of these tasty grapefruit slices comes out beautifully together with the sharpness of the grapefruit.

Plus, you can make as many as you like to share them or enjoy them as a snack on the side.

5. Grapefruit Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

When you think of cardamom, you would expect this spice more in a savory dish than in a cake. 

However, cardamom adds a unique flavor to this fruity citrus cake. It is both tart and sweet. You can whisk this tasty dessert together in just under an hour.

6. Basil And Grapefruit Cooler

Just like many other citrus fruits, grapefruit is the ideal ingredients for cocktails, mocktails and other refreshing drinks.

This cocktail recipe mixes cool grapefruit juice with vodka and some fresh basil. It doesn’t just look vibrant but the fruity taste is perfect for a summer garden party.

7. Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

Sorbet is a classic summer dessert and you can make it with any of your favorite fruity, including bitter-sweet grapefruit.

While the syrup in this fruity sorbet is very sweet, the tartness of the grapefruit provides a fantastic balance for this dessert.

You only need a few simple ingredients for this sorbet, including granulated sugar, some Aperol and grapefruit juice.

8. Avocado And Grapefruit Salad Bowl

If you want to try something different from the usual potatoes and steak, then a healthy salad bowl can be more than just a side dish.

This tasty grapefruit and avocado salad bowl contains all the healthy ingredients you need to make this a breakfast or lunch.

Made with different grains, such as quinoa and rice, greens, vegetables and zesty grapefruit, it has a lot of flavor.

9. Grapefruit And Cardamom Syrup

Grapefruit syrup is a great way to turn a bag of grapefruits into something that you can enjoy for longer.

You can mix this non-alcoholic syrup into your drinks, cocktails or mocktails. You can even use it as a grapefruit sauce for your sorbet or ice cream.

Made from cardamom, apple cider vinegar, caster sugar and grapefruit, this syrup is amazingly versatile.

10. Grapefruit Curd

If you are not of a fan of classic yogurt, then this grapefruit curd makes for a fantastic alternative.

You can whisk together a big batch of it and freeze it to enjoy later. Alternatively, you can serve it fresh with some grapefruit cubes on the side.

11. Crab, Cucumber And Grapefruit Salad

Grapefruit isn’t just a great citrus fruit for desserts. You can also use the tangy grapefruit flavors in a variety of salads.

Grapefruit works especially well in seafood salads, such as in this crab and cucumber salad. The sharpness of the citrus give your crab a stronger flavor.

If you prefer a vegan salad, then you can also just have the cucumber and grapefruit on their own without the crab.

12. Spicy Thai Grapefruit Salad

Citrus fruits like grapefruit are also perfect for any Asian dishes. The sharpness of the fruit is the perfect counterpart for the many spices in Asian cuisine.

For this spicy grapefruit salad, you simply need large grapefruits, roasted peanuts, lime juice, shallots, sesame seeds, mango and some peanut oil.

You can serve this tasty salad with grapefruit as a side dish or just have it for lunch as a special, spicy treat.

13. Vegan Broiled Grapefruit

If you are looking for a quick and easy grapefruit recipe, then these broiled grapefruits couldn’t be simpler.

Free from refined sugar, this is a quick healthy treat that doesn’t just taste great but it is also vegan.

14. Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars

Grapefruit desserts make a stunning showstopper that you can pull out at every party. These grapefruit bars simply cannot be overlooked.

This vibrant pink color comes from the red grapefruit inside these citrusy bars. The shortbread crust means that you can throw these little treats together in just 20 minutes.

15. Spicy Shrimp And Citrus Salad

Grapefruit combines well with so many different seafoods, including crab and shrimp. You can whisk this salad together in a few minutes.

The flavor of the grapefruit balances the strong shrimp taste. Plus, this salad also looks beautiful when you serve it.

16. Grapefruit And Lychee Fizz

Just like grapefruit, lychee is a tropical fruit that is becoming more popular. The subtle flavors of lychee is a great companion for the sharp grapefruit taste.

There is also plenty of fizz with this grapefruit drink, so you can enjoy it on a hot summer day.

17. Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

If you want to make an unusual grapefruit drink, then a grapefruit smoothie is a fantastic option.

It boasts with plenty of grapefruit flavor without being too strong on the bitters. You just throw all the ingredients into a blender and whisk them together.

There are also some more veggie flavors in this smoothie bowl, including avocado and cauliflower.

If you want to add a bit more crunch, then you can sprinkle some seeds on top.

18. Vegan Pavlova With Grapefruit Curd

If you wonder what to do with your grapefruit curd (from our recipe above), then here is another great recipe to use your citrus curd.

This vegan pavlova doesn’t contain any animal products, so it is only made with natural ingredients, including the tasty curd, mint and citrus slices.

19. Grapefruit And Honey Glazed Baked Cod

If you don’t fancy crab or shrimp, then you can also serve grapefruit with different types of fish, including cod.

This baked cod recipe only needs a few basic recipes, including some cod fillets, olive oil, honey, grapefruit and seasoning.

The small grapefruit pieces on top of the glazed fish acts just like lemon. It gives your fish a citrus flavor without being too overpowering.

20. Paleo Grapefruit Tart

This stunning grapefruit tart is a real eye-catcher. Its bright color reflects its vibrant flavor full of grapefruit taste.

This recipe also includes some grapefruit curd, so you can use up your curd. The tart is topped off with bright pink grapefruit pieces.

But the best about this fruit dessert is that it doesn’t use refined sugar. This makes it vegan, gluten-free and suitable for a Paleo diet.

You can serve the tart with ice cream, grapefruit sorbet, whipped cream or just enjoy it on its own.

21. Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie

If you are looking for a citrus-flavored pie, then this grapefruit pie comes with all the tasty citrus sharpness.

The spicy gingersnap flavor creates a pleasant balance between the bitter and sweet of the grapefruit.

Just make sure that you allow plenty of time for making this pie as it needs to chill for a minimum of four hours. The varied flavor of this recipe make the wait worthwhile.

22. Chia Seed Pudding With Grapefruit

Chia seeds aren’t just super healthy but they are also easy to add to any type of recipe. This tasty chia seed pudding is topped off with fresh grapefruit slices.

You can serve this healthy grapefruit dessert after a weeknight dinner or as a special treat for guests.

23. Grapefruit And Black Pepper Vegan Cheesecake

When you think of cheesecake, you wouldn’t typically add black pepper. However, this is exactly what makes this unusual vegan grapefruit cheesecake so unusual.

The spicy black pepper combined with sharp grapefruit transforms this cheesecake from average to something everyone wants to try.

The recipe uses mostly raw ingredients, so you can also make this a raw cheesecake.

24. Creamy Grapefruit Salmon

Salmon is one of the most popular fish that we serve on our table. This creamy salmon recipe melts so nicely in your mouth.

But it also has plenty of different flavors with onions, garlic, grapefruit zest and juice as well as butter.

Plus, the sweet little pink grapefruit pieces on the top blend in so well with the pink flesh of the salmon.

25. Vegan Grapefruit Sugar Cookies

Cookies are just a firm favorite with kids, especially when they taste as sweet as these grapefruit cookies.

You only need to whisk together ten basic ingredients in one bowl. Bake the cookie dough and top the cookies with grapefruit icing.

The subtle flavor of sweet and tart makes these cookies perfect for enjoying all year round.

26. Gluten-Free Grapefruit Almond Cake

Almond cake is one of the easiest cakes to make and this recipe doesn’t even require an electric mixer.

It’s best if you can use as many fresh ingredients as you have available for this grapefruit cake. 

27. Grapefruit Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

You may have heard of honey glazed chicken wings before but the grapefruit in this chicken wings recipe gives your dish a fruity twist.

They are a fantastic party food and you can get them ready in just a few minutes.

28. Raw Grapefruit Doughnuts

Doughnuts aren’t just a morning treat. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, especially when they are as nice as these raw grapefruit doughnuts.

These delicious treats are made with buckwheat, shredded coconut and gluten-free oats. These ingredients give your doughnuts texture and a great flavor.

The recipe uses a coconut and grapefruit frosting but you can also add your favorite chocolate frosting.

29. Gluten Free Multigrain Penne Salad with Spinach, Feta and Pink Grapefruit

If you are looking for a new lunch box favorite, then this recipe could be a great contender. 

Made with quinoa, buckwheat, maize and rice mixed with penne, this tasty pasta dish combines the great flavors of different grains with zesty grapefruit.

30. Citrus Grapefruit Cocktail

Grapefruit is an often underrated cocktail ingredient that creates much more complex flavors than lime or lemon.

Are There Any Buckwheat Recipes that Include Grapefruit?

If you’re looking for amazing buckwheat recipes for you, consider adding grapefruit to your list of ingredients. This surprising combination can give a unique twist to your next meal. From buckwheat and grapefruit pancakes to a refreshing salad with buckwheat and grapefruit segments, there are plenty of delicious options to explore. Get creative in the kitchen and unlock new flavors with these delightful recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Eating A Grapefruit Every Morning Do?

Researchers found that regularly eating grapefruit can reduce the risk of heart disease and improve your heart health.

Grapefruit is considered to lower cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure over a longer time.

What Goes Well With Grapefruit?

Grapefruit goes well with a variety of vegetables and fruit, including coconut, fennel, kale, lime, lemon, pineapple, spinach, raspberry, cherry, avocado and orange.

Plus, you can serve grapefruit also with different spices, herbs and nuts, such as mint, rosemary, thyme, cardamom, cashews, basil and almonds.

What Is The Healthiest Way To Eat Grapefruit?

The healthiest way to eat your grapefruit is by cutting the fruit into half and spoon out the flesh.

This allows you to enjoy your grapefruit fresh with all the health benefits.

Is It Better To Eat Or Drink Grapefruit?

It is healthier to eat grapefruit as the whole fruit contains less sugar and more fiber than most grapefruit juice.

However, you can also squeeze a fresh grapefruit and get a similar amount of health benefits from freshly-made grapefruit juice.

Final Thoughts

Grapefruit is a healthy citrus fruit that you can use in a variety of different grapefruit recipes, including grapefruit salads and grapefruit cakes.

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