Tasty Grapefruit Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)
Grapefruit Guacamole is a delicious twist to traditional chunky guacamole where grapefruit is added to avocados, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and tomatoes. It makes for a great refreshing grapefruit appetizer!
This unique simple guacamole recipe is a favorite of mine to make when I have ripe avocados and juicy grapefruit on hand.
It’s got all the great flavor of traditional guacamole but with added grapefruit flavor. Which adds a tart sweetness that I LOVE.
This recipe is naturally Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, Gluten-free, and Grain-free and makes for a great appetizer, snack, or party recipe.
Note: this recipe was originally posted in April 2014, and has been updated with new photos and recipe tweaks in July 2021.
In general, lime is used to make guacamole. So why not use other citrus?
Especially when other citrus, like grapefruit are in season. Or if you just love the flavor of pink grapefruit.
I find that using grapefruit makes this recipe unique, and unique guacamole is fun!
Not too long ago I made a spirulina guacamole recipe with a deep blue color and added protein thanks to the spirulina. It’s beautiful and has added health benefits.
Grapefruit Guacamole ingredients:
- red onion
- lime juice
- cayenne pepper
How to make this citrus guacamole:
It’s really easy honestly. You put everything into a bowl and mix!
But before you do that, you need to get your grapefruit ready. Basically, you want to get the pink meat of the fruit all into a bowl. You’ll want to remove the pith and the membrane surrounding the fruit itself.
I find it easiest to cut the grapefruit in half, then in half again, and to just gently remove the fruit from the membranes surrounding it and placing it into a bowl.
If you need help on how to section grapefruit, check this tutorial out.
Keep the juice and the fruit in the bowl and use it as part of the guacamole. The juice adds more grapefruit flavor!
Add the diced avocados, diced onion, minced garlic, cilantro, salt, lime juice, cayenne pepper, and chopped tomatoes to the bowl with the grapefruit.
Then you mix it, until you have the desired texture that you like. I like having some chunks so I leave it chunky.
Tips for making this unique guacamole with grapefruit:
- Use fresh cilantro!
- Use pink grapefruit, it is sweeter than other grapefruit.
- Make sure your avocado is ripe.
- Start by adding in less grapefruit, test the recipe then add more to taste.
How to serve this recipe:
There are SO many options here.
You could serve the guacamole in a large bowl with lots of options to dip into it. Options like:
- potato chips
- tortilla chips
- plantain chips
- red peppers
- sliced apples
I also love adding this guacamole to chili, tacos, enchiladas, or my eggs in the morning.
Lastly, I love eating this guacamole along side drinking a glass of my famous Cointreau margarita recipe.
Other healthy appetizers you may enjoy:
Grapefruit Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)
- 3 ripe avocados diced
- 1 large grapefruit sectioned, and juices reserved
- 1/2 of a small red onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 Tbs minced fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbs lime juice
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- Remove the grapefruit meat from the fruit. To do so, remove the pith and the membrane surrounding the fruit itself. I find it easiest to cut the grapefruit in half, then in half again, and then I gently remove the fruit from the membranes surrounding it. Put the grapefruit, along with its juices, in a large bowl.
- Add the diced avocados to the bowl.
- Add the red onion, garlic, cilantro, salt, lime juice, cayenne pepper, and chopped tomatoes to the bowl and mix with a fork until you have the desired consistency /chunkiness that you want.
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