How To Use White Grapefruit | Ultimate Guide

Most often white grapefruit is used in cooking, desserts, and a few beverages.

White grapefruit has many benefits like it contains a variety of vitamins and nutrients such as potassium and lycopene.

White Grapefruit Recipes

We can use white grapefruit for cooking purposes as there are recipes by which we can make different dishes.

Why Is My Grapefruit White?

The recipes are:

1. White Grapefruit and Elderflower Marmalade

Ingredients of this recipe are

Large white or yellow grapefruit – 1

Pinch of kosher salt

Water 4 cups

Granulated sugar 3-4 cups

Elderflower cordial 1/4; cup

Recommended: Grapefruit Chutney

Recipe: How To Use White Grapefruit in it

  • First, wash the grapefruit and cut the top and bottom of the grapefruit. Peel off carefully.
  • Then cut the grapefruit into thin slices and keep the slice in a saucepan, add a pinch of salt and water, and cover it well.
  • Boil it on a moderate flame for 10 minutes and add the peels gradually. Take the water off and again keep the peel in the saucepan.
  • Use a sharp knife for separating the peel carefully and save the flesh.
  • After peeling, add juice, flesh, and water in a saucepan with peels and boil it for 10 minutes and stir gradually
  • Then remove it from heat and measure it. The mixture should be 3 to 4 cups.
  • Then measure the sugar equal to the mixture and spread it on a sheet of baking, heat it in an oven at 200°F.
  • Add a pinch of salt and stir it, cook it at a quick boil, stir gently, until the mixture becomes a gel, about 39 minutes.
  • Do stir it in the elderflower cordial and boil it for 30 seconds, turn off the flame and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Then pour the marmalade into three jars and seal the lid and process it in a boil water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Elderflower marmalade is ready to serve.

2. White Grapefruit Vinegar

This recipe is just a bomb of flavor that you will love to eat. Ingredients for this recipe are:

White grapefruit 1

Wine or champagne vinegar ⅓ cup

Grapefruit In The Morning

Recipe: How To Use White Grapefruit in it

  • Cut the grapefruit from the bottom and then slice off the peel.
  • Cut the flesh of the grapefruit in quarters.
  • Remove the seeds from the flesh and keep them in the bowl of the food processor.
  • Keep processing until it is fully pureed. Then sieve the puree through the strainer. 
  • Take the thick juice ½ cup and mix it with ⅓ cup of vinegar.
  • Taste it and adjust it accordingly to your liking.
  • Pour it in a clean bottle and tighten the lid.
  • Keep it in a refrigerator and use it in a month.
  • Before using gradually shake it every time.

3. Pink and White Grapefruit Salad

3 peeled pink grapefruit

2 peeled white grapefruit

Citrus sauce 

Chopped pistachios ¼ cup

Baby lettuce for garnish

Recipe: How To Use White Grapefruit in it

  • Cut the grapefruits into thick slices of 1/2 inch.
  • Arrange the slices of pink and white grapefruit alternatively for serving in a platter.
  • Before serving drizzle the fresh citrus sauce on slices and do topping of pistachios on it.
  • Serve it with the remaining citrus sauce. Read also: Why Is My Grapefruit Bitter? All You Need To Know


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