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Grapefruit Guacamole

by Nick

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I know. Grapefruit? Guacamole? Can’t be good right?

But let me make my case for this:

1) It’s guacamole. When is it not good.

2) Guacamole typically has a lot of citrus flavors in it (limes mainly). Grapefruit is a citrus so it’s not completely out of left field.

3) Grapefruits are in season now so you should be able to find some great ones.

Bring this sucker to your next game day party (Super Bowl?) and watch your friends question it, possibly make fun of it, and then devour it.

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Ingredients

  • 3 large, ripe avocados
  • 1 small grapefruit
  • 1 cup diced white onions (about 1/2 large onion)
  • 2 Serrano peppers, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
  • Salt
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Directions

1) Mince onions and rinse them well under cold water to mellow them a bit.

2) Scoop out avocados and add to a bowl with other veggies. Mash together well.

3) Peel grapefruit. Use a paring knife to cut out each grapefruit segment, removing the fruit from the pith parts.

4) Add grapefruit segments to guacamole, breaking up the segments a bit as you add them.

5) Season guacamole with salt and serve with chips!

Recipe adapted from Frontera.

The Guacamole Base

I know I posted a separate guacamole thing over the weekend, but this recipe is much different. And for the record, I wouldn’t recommend using this guacamole version in an omelet.

ingredients

3-to-1 avocado to grapefruit ratio.

I usually like to use shallot for my guacamole, but I tried a new method using white onions.

Basically, you dice the onions very finely and then rinse them with cold water. Rinsing them removes some of the strong onion flavor and mellows them out a bit. They add a great crunch to the dip then but aren’t overpowering.

rinsed

Rinsing helps them mellow.

Also dice up the cilantro and Serrano peppers and add everything to a big bowl. I like to leave the seeds in my peppers, but you can scrape them out if you want a less spicy guacamole.

chopped

Nice and diced.

Pit your avocados and dice them up a bit so they are easier to mash later.

I just run my knife through the avocados a few times while they are still in the peel.

diced

Pitted and diced.

Now you can just scoop out your avocados and mash them into the other ingredient

mash

Mash it up!

By the way, definitely use three avocados and one grapefruit for this. The ratio is pretty important.

Speaking of, let’s talk about…

The Grapefruit

The standard way I eat a grapefruit is just to slice it in half horizontally exposing all the fruit segments. Then I just scoop them out with a fork.

That method breaks a lot of the little citrus pockets though and so it’s not the best method for what we want here: clean grapefruit.

The best way to get the grapefruit out of its pesky shells is to peel it completely like you would an orange.

peeled

Step one. Peel it.

Then break the individual segments apart and use a small knife (a paring knife works great) to slice into each segment.

You should be able to peel back the segment and peel the fruit away from the pith.

peeling

Getting through the pith of it.

If you do it right you should end up with a whole grapefruit segment!

This was an example of a perfect one although most of mine came out less than perfect which is fine because we are just stirring them in with the guacamole anyway.

perfect

A perfect one!

A small grapefruit should give you about a cup of fruit segments.

done

About a cup of fruit.

Then just carefully break up the segments a bit with your hands and stir them into the guacamole.

stirred

Love the color.

The nice thing about this dip is that the little grapefruit segments kind of explode when you bite into them. So you get this creamy texture with little gems of citrus juice.

It’s a really unique and delicious dip.

chip

Chomp!

If you’re sick of the same old guacamole, give this a shot!

Do you have any interesting appetizer recipes for game day, especially featuring avocado? Leave a comment!

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10 comments on “Grapefruit Guacamole

  1. Grapefruit and avocado are a lovely combination. Especially added to a leafy lettuce salad, particularly escarole or another bitter lettuce. Grapefruit, avocado and escarole/bitter salad greens are all in season in winter in South Florida, so I am talking about Florida avocados in particular, (the ones shown above are the other type, also excellent, just different.)

  2. Terrific as that looks, we won’t be having it for the Super Bowl, which we won’t be watching because (sob) the Patriots lost yesterday. it was heartbreaking to see Bill Belicheck’s emotional interview afterwards.

  3. Grapefruit and avocado is a winner. Yesterday for my lunch I had a salad of pink grapefruit, avocado, red onion and black olives (inspired by a starter we served in a restaurant I worked in 15 years ago, and a Moroccan orange, olive and onion salad)
    I added rocket for bitterness, and it was a winner; but not enough for a whole meal if I’m honest

  4. I just made this (sort of). Based on what we had on hand, I used fresh basil instead of cilantro and some tabasco instead of peppers. I also pulsed it all in the food processor. It has a delicate flavor and is really yummy. Can’t wait to try it with cilantro and fresh peppers. I noticed the avocados did have stickers indicating there were Mexican :)

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