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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!

Grapefruit Guacamole in a bowl.

This unique 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.

If you love using avocados in recipes, try my Strawberry Avocado Spinach Green Smoothie, Spirulina guacamole, or Dill Ranch Potato Salad.

This recipe is naturally Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, and Grain-free and makes for a great appetizer, snack, or party recipe.

Citrus guacamole in a bowl with a chip inside.

Why this recipe works

  • It is a fun citrus twist to traditional guacamole.
  • It is a great way to use up extra grapefuit you have.
  • It is quick and easy to make.
  • It is delicious! And fun to bring to a party.
  • It is naturally, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, Whole30 and Vegan.

Recipe ingredients

  • avocado
  • grapefruit
  • red onion
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • salt
  • lime juice
  • cayenne pepper
  • tomatoes

Step by step instructions:

All the ingredients needed for grapefruit guacamole.

Step 1: You need to get all the grapefruit meat out of the grapefruit. It is easiest to do that by sectioning it out.

How to section a grapefruit: 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.

Step 2: Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix.

Expert tips

  • Use fresh cilantro!
  • Use pink grapefruit, it is sweeter than other grapefruit. Start by adding in less grapefruit to the recipe, test the recipe then add more to taste.
  • Make sure your avocado is ripe. This makes the guacamole creamier.
  • Mix the guacamole until you reach the desired texture. I like having some chunks so I leave it chunky.
A big bowl of grapefruit guac.

How to serve:

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
  • carrots
  • 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.

A chip being dunked into grapefruit guacamole.

Other healthy dips you’ll love:

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Grapefruit Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Grapefruit Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
Grapefruit adds a unique layer of flavor to guacamole in this easy recipe.


  • 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
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  • 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.


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 203mgPotassium: 612mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 857IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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