Three delicious recipes to enjoy grapefruit season

Published: March 5, 2017
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PHOTO: Vancouversun

Where does grapefruit fall in the fruit hall of fame? A favourite among mindful eaters, grapefruit is somewhat less popular with others. Although opinions about the fruit tend to vary there is no denying that grapefruits have a wide range of dietary benefits.

Sharp, sweet and sour with a tinge of bitterness, grapefruit is a cross between sweet orange and Pomelo. High in vitamin C, pectin and lycopene, it is an exceptional addition to the diet.

Most commonly consumed in juice form, grapefruit also lends itself to a variety of delicious sweet and savoury dishes. When buying grapefruit choose the ones that seem weighty for their size and have a smooth surface, recommends Martha Stewart.

Here are three delicious ways to enjoy grapefruits while they’re in season:

Mixed grapefruit with ricotta and cardamom honey

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Vibrant, sweet, rich and fresh, this recipe is quite simple but packed with flavour and absolutely delightful. Cut up segments of grapefruit are served with honey-doused ricotta infused with cardamom. Top with some crumble and you have a winning dish you will savour time and again.

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Roasted grapefruit

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Cooking grapefruit may not seem like the best idea but you might make a habit of it after trying this recipe. The sweet muscovado caramel beautifully adheres to the grapefruit. It not only looks appetising it tastes delicious. The light sprinkling of mint adds another dimension to the overall flavour making it simply irresistible. (You can substitute the muscovado sugar with dark or light brown sugar if unavailable.)

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Grapefruit curd

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Light, creamy and delicious spread on scones or poured on pancakes, you can also smear grapefruit curd between cake layers. The possibilities are endless.

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  • Parvez
    Mar 5, 2017 - 3:04PM

    Fancy stuff ….. always liked grapefruit with my breakfast but now have switched to banana because you get it all year round. Recommend

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