Healthy Grapefruit Recipes

Find healthy, delicious grapefruit recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Ancho-Spiced Chicken Skillet with Grapefruit Salsa

This easy chicken skillet recipe comes together in just 30 minutes to help you put a healthy meal on the table fast. Sweet red grapefruit is our favorite for this dish, but any variety will do. Serve this juicy recipe with rice to soak up the sauce.
By Adam Dolge

Pineapple-Grapefruit Detox Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 4
Pineapple, grapefruit and spinach are packed with water and minerals, which can help hydrate you and supply your body with a bounty of fiber too. Electrolyte-rich coconut water is a refreshing dairy-free substitute for yogurt or milk. If you have time, freeze the coconut water into cubes for an extra-frosty smoothie.
By Carolyn Casner

Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Rating: 5 stars 1
Grapefruit for dessert? Why not! In this broiled grapefruit recipe, grapefruit halves are topped with spiced brown sugar, caramelized under the broiler then topped with a dollop of vanilla-infused whipped cream.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Ruby-Red Grapefruit Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 1
This gorgeous sparkling grapefruit cocktail recipe combines gin, Campari, fresh grapefruit juice and seltzer. The touch of Campari enhances its beautiful red color, but if you prefer a less bitter drink, omit it.
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Fennel & Grapefruit Salad

This quick and colorful side salad is a lovely accompaniment to fish, chicken, or pork. When slicing the fennel, don't discard the fronds! The wispy green tips resemble fresh dill and provide a colorful, anise-flavored garnish.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Citrus Fruit Cups

Rating: 5 stars 1
This colorful fruit salad features 3 citrus fruits combined with strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi for a fresh, sweet treat without added sugar.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Frozen Grapefruit Margaritas

Rating: 5 stars 2
Swap out some of the usual lime juice in your margaritas with fresh grapefruit juice for a refreshing spin on the classic drink. Red grapefruit makes for a particularly pretty cocktail. Unlike many frozen margaritas served at restaurants, these cocktails have no additional sweetener.
By Paula Forbes

Buckwheat Pancakes

These gluten-free buckwheat pancakes have an earthy, nutty flavor. Grapefruit adds a nice amount of fruity sweetness in addition to applesauce, which helps to sweeten the pancakes while keeping sugar in check. Top with Greek yogurt and more maple syrup if desired.
By Liv Dansky

Romaine Salad with Grapefruit & Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 2
The burst-in-your-mouth juicy sweetness of red grapefruit is a great partner for the slightly briny and chewy bite of cooked shrimp. In this healthy salad recipe, we use romaine lettuce and red cabbage, but a handful of peppery arugula or watercress would be a nice addition.
By Robb Walsh

Super-Simple Salty Dog

Rating: 5 stars 1
This classic cocktail is as easy to make. It's tart and salty and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. If you like your citrus cocktails a bit more on the sweet side, add a quick honey syrup, or if you like things spicy, you can even muddle a few slices of jalapeño in the bottom of your shaker first!
By Kate E Richards

Grapefruit-Garlic Vinaigrette

Bittersweet and garlicky, this vinaigrette deserves to be tried out on an array of salads. The flavor combination pairs especially well with bitter greens like endive and radicchio, as well as with avocado.
By Carolyn Casner

Grapefruit Elderflower Spritz

The combination of gin, grapefruit and elderflower seems to be a new, trending combination in cocktails. Our version is super straightforward, but the twist is that we call for spiked grapefruit-flavored seltzer. We think it makes it that much more delicious and refreshing.
By Ivy Odom

Inspiration and Ideas

Grapefruit-Honey Dressing
This grapefruit-honey dressing has sweet and sour notes with plenty of citrus flavors. It pairs well with any green, but tender, mild greens like butterhead lettuce really help the flavors shine.
Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
It may sound like an odd combination, but once you try this green salad topped with creamy, smooth avocados and tart and tangy grapefruit, you'll want to make it more often!
Anise Zabaglione over Grapefruit Sections

Warm zabaglione drizzled over grapefruit is the ultimate treat.