How to make grapefruit taste good
How to eat grapefruit. Easy breakfast grapefruit salad recipe. Healthy quick and easy breakfast idea. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free breakfast.
Grapefruit has always been one of those fruits I didn’t really care for.
Every winter my grandpa would ship a HUGE box of grapefruit to us from his Florida winter home.
Every single morning for a couple of weeks in the dark of winter, my mother would cut a grapefruit in half, sprinkle a little sugar on it, and meticulously eat the grapefruit.
It always intrigued me how people ate grapefruit like that: scooping out each section with a spoon.
I tried to like grapefruit, but I could never really get into it.
Fast forward about 10 years later. I lived on this hippie commune in New Mexico, (super long story, I’ll save it for later). We each had a job and my job was to work in the kitchen.
The other cook I worked with showed me this way of eating grapefruit that has since stuck with me. It made me actually start craving this dish.
How to eat grapefruit
The key is to peel it and cut it up like you would if you were putting an orange in a fruit salad. That had never even occurred to me.
Once you peel it and cut it up like and orange, cut it up into smaller bite-sized pieces and put it in a bowl
Add some chopped banana, avocado, sunflower seeds and top it off with some maples syrup.
The fattiness of the avocado and the sweetness of the banana and maple syrup, really help to balance out the tartness of the grapefruit.
When you top it with sunflower seeds, it adds a nice crunchy texture.
So, give this a try the next time you but grapefruit. I promise you will fall in love with grapefruit if you pair it with some sweet fruits.
Delicious Grapefruit Breakfast Salad
- 1 grapefruit – peeled de-seeded and roughly cubed
- 1 banana – roughly cubed
- ½ avocado – roughly cubed
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- Peel and roughly cube up the fruit so they’re all about the same size
- Mix together in a bowl and top with maple syrup and sunflower seeds