Grapefruit Guacamole recipe. A delicious twist to traditional guacamole where grapefruit is added to avocados, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and tomatoes. It makes for a great refreshing grapefruit appetizer!

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This Grapefruit Guacamole 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 I LOVE.

It’s naturally Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free, Gluten-free, and Grain-free and makes for a great appetizer or snack.

Note: this recipe was originally posted in April 2014, and has been updated with new photos and recipe tweaks in July 2021.

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Grapefruit is a complementary flavor to guacamole. Lime is usually the main citrus used in guacamole but lime + grapefruit adds a nice refreshing sweet yet tart flavor.

Grapefruit Guacamole ingredients:

  • avocado
  • grapefruit
  • red onion
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • salt
  • lime juice
  • cayenne pepper
  • tomatoes
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How to make this Whole30 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.

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.

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What to serve this Grapefruit Appetizer with:

There are SO many options here.

For starters, chips. Regular potato chips, tortilla chips, and plantain chips work great with this grapefruit guacamole.

I also love eating this whole30 guacamole with veggies and fruit. Sliced apples, carrot sticks, sliced red peppers. It all tastes amazing together.

Other healthy appetizers you may enjoy:

Spirulina Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)

Dairy-free 7 Layer Ground Turkey Taco Dip (Gluten-free, Paleo option provided)

Healthy Spinach Dip

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Grapefruit Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grapefruit guacamole
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook