3 Ways To Eat Grapefruit For Dinner


Slicing and spooning hardly do this in-season fruit justice. These savory citrus-infused recipes prove that grapefruit (which helps boost weight loss) was made for way more than just breakfast. The following recipes all serve four. For more flavor and juiciness, select grapefruits that are heavy, firm, and blemish-free.


Savory Grapefruit and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
On sheet pan, toss 1 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved, with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Roast at 425°F until browned and tender, about 15 minutes. Stir together 1 cup Greek yogurt; 1 clove garlic, minced; and ¾ tsp each salt and pepper. Spread mixture on platter and top with roasted sprouts; 1 lg grapefruit, segmented; ¼ cup pomegranate seeds (here's the best way to deseed a pomegranate); and 1 Tbsp sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



Scallop Tacos with Spicy Grapefruit Salsa
In bowl, toss 1½ lb lg scallops, 1 Tbsp olive oil, zest of 1 lg grapefruit (about 4 tsp), and 2 tsp ground cumin. Peel and dice grapefruit, then add to another bowl with ½ red bell pepper, diced; ½ red onion, diced; and 1 sm jalapeƱo, diced. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until no longer opaque, 2 minutes more. Halve each scallop and serve in warm tortillas topped with grapefruit salsa and cilantro.



Grapefruit and Winter Greens Salad
Add 2 cups torn or chopped kale and 2 cups collard greens to bowl. Cut peel from 1 lg ruby red grapefruit. Over small bowl to catch juice, slice grapefruit segments and add to greens, along with 1 avocado, diced. Add 3 Tbsp olive oil; 2 tsp Dijon mustard; 1 shallot, minced; and ½ tsp each salt and pepper to juice bowl. Whisk to combine. Pour over salad and toss gently. Top with ¼ cup toasted, chopped hazelnuts.