I always looked forward to grapefruit season as a kid. Being able to slice open the grapefruit – use Mum’s special grapefruit knife to cut around the perimeter of the fruit, create segments, and then sprinkle them with sugar. Yum!
For one reason or another, as I got older, grapefruit slipped from my radar. Recently, I saw a photo of grilled (or broiled) ruby red grapefruit topped with cinnamon and sugar. Finding the idea of grilled grapefruit highly appealing, but not wanting the sugar, I swapped the sugar for nuts. I have tried both walnuts and pecans – both work perfectly. The addition of nuts makes this a wonderful way to start the day – it also makes a wonderful winter warming snack or dessert!
Grapefruit provides a good dose of vitamin C, dietary fiber and has a low glycemic index compared with other fruits. Like many foods, you need to consider if this is the right food for you (bio-individuality). Grapefruit can interact with some medications including low dose contraceptives and blood-thinning drugs (please consult your doctor or pharmacist on medications to determine if grapefruit should be included in your diet).
- 1 ruby red grapefruit
- walnuts or pecan nuts roughly chopped into smaller pieces
- Cut the grapefruit in half.
- Cut around the edge of the grapefruit and make segments (if you have one of those groovy grapefruit knives, it makes this job heaps easier).
- Place both halves on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts.
- Pop under the grill for 5 minutes or until nuts are starting to toast/brown.