What to do with Grapefruit: 36 easy recipes plus storage tips

Learn what to do with grapefruit with this collection of 36 yummy recipes. You’ll find desserts, dinners, and breakfast dishes. Plus find useful storage information. So stock up on this delicious citrus and try one of the delicious dishes!

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Grapefruit Recipes

Grapefruit is a deliciously sweet and sour citrus fruit. It’s full of fantastic nutritional value, like vitamin C.

When they are in season, you can stock up and try some of these amazing grapefruit recipes.

Sure you can make a glass of fresh grapefruit juice or eat it with a grapefruit spoon, but this list will help you think of new fresh recipes! From amazing breakfast ideas, grapefruit desserts, or an amazing grapefruit cocktail to end your evening. There is a recipe that’s perfect for your citrus stash.

Most of these dishes can be made with any type of grapefruit. So whether you have a ruby red grapefruit or a yellow grapefruit, you should be ready to make one of these delicious recipes.

When is grapefruit in season?

Grapefruit season is typically between November and June. With the peak season starting in December. However, you can typically purchase grapefruit all year round.

How to store grapefruit

There are several ways to store your grapefruit.

  • In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.
  • A cool, dry, and dark place in your home.
  • Remove the peel and freeze.

How long does grapefruit last in the fridge?

The refrigerator is the preferred way to store grapefruit. Be sure to store it in the crisper drawer for the best conditions.

A whole grapefruit should last up to 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge. Cut pieces will last about 3-4 days.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

This collection of great recipes that use grapefruit

  • Amazing Breakfast
  • Yummy Appetizers
  • Devine Desserts
  • Savory Dishes like Dinners & Salads
  • Sweet Treats

Each of these grapefruit dishes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many grapefruits.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

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What to do with excess grapefruit

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Ingredients that work well with citris

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • greek yogurt
  • regular oranges
  • lime juice and lemon juice and orange juice
  • leafy greens
  • fresh ginger
  • chia seeds and poppy seeds
  • creamy avocado

What to make with Grapefruit

We want to help you find ideas for the ingredients you already have.

Each of these grapefruit recipes will give you useful information so that you can pick the dish that works for your family.

Check out the bloggers that developed each idea to use their tips and get the step-by-step instructions.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

Which grapefruit idea are you looking forward to trying first?

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