Grapefruit can be sweet and a tad bitter or loud and sour.
Grapefruit is well matched with avocado, Campari, Champagne, crab, fresh ginger, honey, lemon, lime, fresh mint, pomegranate, and brown or white sugar.
To simply eat grapefruit out of hand with a spoon try one of the following toppings for each grapefruit half:
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
- Mixture of 1 tablespoon each of apricot jam and peanut butter Mixture of 1 tablespoon each of honey and peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon molasses or honey
- 2 teaspoons coffee liqueur
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sherry
- 1½ teaspoons each of brown sugar and Kirsch
- A scoop of your favorite sorbet
Here’s a delicious treat: Blue cheese and grapefruit salad–arugula or mesclun add grapefruit sections, sliced red onion, sliced or cubed beets, and blue cheese.
Did you know grapefruit is the only citrus fruit to originate in the New World—the West Indies. It is thought to be a mutation between a pummelo and another citrus fruit. Grapefruits grow in clusters—just like grapes.