What Goes With Grapefruit

13 Amazing Grapefruit Pairings For You To Try

· September 14, 2022

Grapefruit Pairings

After spending hours scouring recipe books and conducting tasting experiments, I've found the following flavor pairings all go well with Grapefruit. Click on any match to view its flavor matches.

  • Avocado

    Why this pairing works:All the citrus fruits pair nicely with avocado thanks to their acidity which cuts through the richness of avocado. Grapefruit also has a piney woody flavor which goes great with avocado’s nutty aroma.

    E.g. Grapefruit and avocado salad.When two ingredients are a perfect match you often find their recipes require few other ingredients to shine. This simple salad demonstrates this perfectly requiring only whine wine vinegar, olive oil, chervil and salt and pepper in addition to grapefruit and avocados.

  • Coriander Leaf

    E.g. Thai style grapefruit and cilantro salad.An easy way to try these two together is to take a big bunch of coarsely chopped cilantro, segments of grapefruit and dress with a little nampla, juice from grapefruit, season with salt and pepper and mix. Dead easy.

  • Honey

    Why this pairing works:Good quality honey exhibits strong floral notes that also exist, albeit in smaller quantities, in grapefruit. Honey’s sweetness also acts as a welcome counterpoint to grapefruit's tartness.

    E.g. Brown Derby Cocktail.A classic bourbon cocktail whose roots lie in 1930s Hollywood. It’s made from 3 simple ingredients; grapefruit juice, honey syrup, and bourbon. Shaken with ice and served with a wedge of grapefruit, the cocktail perfectly balances tart citrus and fiery bourbon with honey’s floral sweetness to create a beautiful and refreshing drink. You can find a recipe here.