Grapefruit, with its bold and tangy flavor, is more versatile than you might think. If you’re a fan, you’re in for a treat. We’re taking that zesty punch beyond the breakfast table and showing you just how exciting this citrus fruit can be.

A close up of a grapefruit angel food cake.
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Grapefruit Martini

A pink martini with grapefruit slices and ice.
Grapefruit Martini. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Liven up your winter evenings with this grapefruit martini. It’s a fun mix of vodka and the season’s best grapefruits, offering a sweet and tart kick. Perfect for those nights when you’re looking for something special yet easy to whip up.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Martini

Sparkling Grapefruit Jello

Two jars of grapefruit gelatin with mint leaves on a tray.
Sparkling Grapefruit Jello. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This sparkling grapefruit jello is a real game changer. It’s your chance to show off those juicy, sweet grapefruits and add a fizzy twist to dessert. Plus, you get to tweak the sweetness just how you like it. An incredibly simple and refreshing treat for any winter day.
Get the Recipe: Sparkling Grapefruit Jello

Pickled Fennel Grapefruit Salad

A salad with grapefruit, fennel and arugula.
Pickled Fennel Grapefruit Salad. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Refresh your winter meals with this pickled fennel grapefruit salad. Packed with juicy grapefruits and pomegranates, and tossed in an orange dijon vinaigrette, it’s a vibrant addition to your table. The quick pickled fennel adds a unique twist, making it a great choice for a light lunch or a side dish.
Get the Recipe: Pickled Fennel Grapefruit Salad

Citrus Salad

A plate with citrus and lettuce topped with feta and onions.
Citrus Salad. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Brighten up those chilly days with this citrus salad. It’s a mix of grapefruits, oranges, and mandarins, all dressed in a honey dijon dressing. Add some lettuce, feta, and onions, and you’ve got yourself a refreshing salad that’s a surefire way to lift your spirits this winter.
Get the Recipe: Citrus Salad

Grapefruit Poppyseed Dressing

A glass of grapefruit dressing with poppyseeds seeds and a spoon.
Grapefruit Poppyseed Dressing. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Transform your salads this winter with this grapefruit poppyseed dressing. It’s a sweet and tangy blend of honey, dijon mustard, and fresh grapefruit juice. Perfect for drizzling over your favorite winter greens, this dressing adds a fresh twist to any meal.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Poppyseed Dressing

Sweet Grapefruit Margarita

Sweet Grapefruit Margarita. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

Mix up your party drinks with this sweet grapefruit margarita. It’s a fresh and flavorful cocktail, just sweet enough and packed with grapefruit goodness. Ideal for your next gathering or to unwind on a Tuesday evening.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Green Smoothie

Grapefruit Green Smoothie. Photo credit: Get Inspired Everyday!.

Start your morning right with this grapefruit green smoothie. It’s a healthy blend of grapefruit and pineapple, cleverly hiding the greens for a tasty nutrient boost. Kid-friendly and dairy-free, it’s a smooth way to get more fruits and veggies into your day.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Green Smoothie

Grapefruit Popsicles

Grapefruit Popsicles. Photo credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

Cool down any time with these grapefruit popsicles. They’re a delicious mix of pink grapefruit, sweet peaches, yogurt, and thyme-infused maple syrup. A refreshing treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Popsicles

Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail

Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail. Photo credit: Dishes Delish.

Refresh your winter with a grapefruit Paloma cocktail. This tequila-based drink is a blend of crisp and sweet flavors, offering an easy yet impressive option for your cocktail menu. It’s a great way to enjoy the season’s grapefruits in a new light.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail

Cod with Grapefruit Relish

Cod with Grapefruit Relish. Photo credit: Three Olives Branch.

Keep dinner light and flavorful with cod topped with grapefruit relish. A fresh and easy recipe that brings together healthy cod and a citrusy topping. It’s a quick way to add a zesty twist to your weeknight meals.
Get the Recipe: Cod with Grapefruit Relish

Grapefruit Curd Tart

Grapefruit Curd Tart. Photo credit: Ai Made it For You.

Indulge in the flavors of winter with this grapefruit curd tart. The combination of a crunchy buttery crust and creamy grapefruit curd strikes the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. A delightful way to enjoy grapefruit in a dessert.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Curd Tart

Grapefruit Rosemary Lemonade

Grapefruit Rosemary Lemonade. Photo credit: Pinch Me I’m Eating.

Add a twist to your drinks with grapefruit rosemary lemonade. This drink is a unique blend of sweet, tangy, and fragrant flavors, making it a refreshing choice for any winter day.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Rosemary Lemonade

Ruby Red Grapefruit Glazed Angel Food Cake

Ruby Red Grapefruit Glazed Angel Food Cake. Photo credit: Sweet Recipeas.

Treat yourself to a ruby red grapefruit glazed angel food cake. This light and fluffy cake is topped with a refreshing grapefruit glaze, perfect for a winter dessert that’s not too heavy.
Get the Recipe: Ruby Red Grapefruit Glazed Angel Food Cake

Grapefruit Cupcakes

Grapefruit Cupcakes. Photo credit: Somebody Feed Seb.

Bake up some grapefruit cupcakes for a special treat. With a bittersweet grapefruit flavor and a moist, soft texture, these cupcakes are topped with grapefruit flavored icing and candied grapefruit peel. A fun way to enjoy grapefruit in your baking.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Cupcakes

Mini Pavlovas with Grapefruit Curd

Mini Pavlovas with Grapefruit Curd. Photo credit: The Cozy Plum.

Impress with these mini pavlovas topped with grapefruit curd. They’re an easy-to-make dessert that combines crunchy and chewy meringue with sweet and tangy grapefruit curd. A stylish and delicious way to showcase winter grapefruit.
Get the Recipe: Mini Pavlovas with Grapefruit Curd

Grapefruit Baked Donuts

Grapefruit Baked Donuts. Photo credit: Baking Ginger.

Whip up some zesty grapefruit baked donuts for a quick treat. These donuts are soft, flavorful, and made with fresh grapefruits. An easy recipe that’s always a hit, perfect for a cozy winter morning
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Baked Donuts

13 Orange Recipes That’ll Make Winter Blues Vanish Instantly

A baked orange glazed muffin topped with candied orange on a blue plate.
Orange Muffins. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Craving a burst of sunshine on your plate? These orange recipes highlight the best of the winter citrus season with a collection of sweet and savory ideas to try.

Read the article: 13 Orange Recipes That’ll Make Winter Blues Vanish Instantly

21 Smoothies That’ll Make You Forget About Milkshakes

Turmeric smoothie in a glass with a straw and raw turmeric pieces.
Turmeric Smoothie. Photo credit: Greedy Gourmet.

There’s no better way to enjoy seasonal fruit than in a smoothie! Check out these 17 healthy smoothies for the perfect way to stay on track with your New Year’s goals while having a delicious breakfast or snack.

Read the article: 21 Healthy Smoothies

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