February is National Grapefruit month and as we miss all of the colorful stone fruits and berries of summer, we find reprieve in winter citrus. Grapefruit is such an amazing burst of flavor and color that translates across all hours of the day (hello cocktails!). Not only is it a hailed breakfast item, but it is a perfect meat marinade, salad topping, and vibrant dessert addition.
The grapefruit is actually a crossbreed of the orange and the pomelo: It is rich in nutrients, is said to help promote clear skin, a healthy heart, a thriving digestive system, and more. The grapefruit may not be the most popular citrus, but the best Pinterest recipes had me drooling and adding into my ‘must try’ book.
Grapefruit and Ginger Chia Pudding
Whether it’s a quick breakfast or nourishing snack, this grapefruit chia pudding is easy to make ahead and enjoy. Plus, it’s easy on the eyes. See the recipe.
Baked Coconut Oat Grapefruit
We’ve all heard of the brûléed or baked grapefruit halves, but this time, top the fruit with a granola-like oat crumble before putting it in the oven. Recipe here.
Grapefruit Turmeric Granola with Goji Berries
With a beautiful golden hue (thanks to the turmeric) and burst of red from goji berries, this granola is pleasing to all senses and mixed with the freshly-squeezed juice of a whole grapefruit. See the recipe.
LUNCH & DINNER
Grapefruit, Fennel, Prosciutto, and Avocado Salad
Crunchy, sweet, herbal, tart, salty, and cream. This salad seems to have all the flavors and textures imaginable. See the recipe.
Honey Glazed Grapefruit Chicken
Reinvent your usual roast chicken into something new and flavorful with a squeeze of grapefruit juice and a drizzle of sweet honey. See the recipe.
Grapefruit-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Marinate your next pork meal in a grapefruit and brown sugar rub to create a caramelized citrus crust. See the recipe.
Grapefruit Avocado Salmon Salad with Poblano-Lime Dressing
Let this vibrant winter salad brighten an overcast, cold day. All the flavors of this hearty salad combine to become one of our new favorite dinners we can feel good about. See the recipe.
DESSERTS & DRINKS
Sweet and tangy, this grapefruit curd is delicious in a tart, between French macarons, or simply spread on toast for a bright bite. See the recipe.
Grapefruit and Mascarpone Tart
Gluten free and so easy, this tart is a stunning addition to any dinner party or holiday table. With a sweet honey, mascarpone and thyme filling, the tart grapefruit is a perfect contrast with an almond crust. See the recipe.
Spicy Grapefruit Margarita
A habanero infused tequila brings a touch of spice to a sweet and citrus margarita. A refreshing cocktail, year round. See the recipe.
What is your favorite way to enjoy grapefruit? What recipe do you want to try?