What to Make with Grapefruit


Winter is actually my second favorite season for fruit, thanks to citrus. No other season really holds a candle to summer, of course.

To support the local high school band’s annual fund-raiser, my parents would order Florida-grown navel oranges and grapefruit by the box when I was little. Maybe my mom forced me to eat the fruit three times a day before our stock spoiled, but I grew to love the stuff regardless and now eat at least a grapefruit a day during the winter months.

I’m a purist at heart, perfectly content with just slicing the yellow spheres down the middle and spooning out the fruit. I love grapefruit’s flavor in almost anything, though, and recently found some inspiration on FeedFeed’s website:

Broiled grapefruit

broiled grapefruit
Recipe by @LaurenKelp, Photo by @constancehigley

Assuming you’ve got a functional oven and baking sheet, Lauren Kelp’s recipe only requires 10 minutes and three ingredients: grapefruit, ground cinnamon and turbinado sugar.

Winter grapefruit salad

Photo and Recipe by @jessiskitchen

This recipe’s all about the dressing, which includes orange juice, olive oil and chili powder. I’m never not interested in a cilantro garnish, too.

Spicy grapefruit margarita

Photo and Recipe by @halfbakedharvest

Few things can help you see winter through rose-tinted shades like a margarita. This recipe’s chili-salt rim caught my attention.

Pink grapefruit meringue pie

Photo and Recipe by @sweetandsavory.shinee

Today being #piday and all, I’m going to just leave this here…

Ariel Lauren Wilson

Lauren is the former editor-in-chief of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn.