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Genius Grapefruit Recipes You Definitely Haven't Tried Before

Why Grapefruit?

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You may still view it as a diet food or have flashbacks of heaping sugar on segments to counter the sour, but this fruit outcast deserves a rethink. Vibrant, sweet-tart, and versatile are some of the ways that chefs describe the new star ingredient.

Add the fact that one globe has just 82 calories, tons of vitamin C, and antioxidants that keep your immune system humming and make your body less likely to store fat, and you have to be sold. It loves a drizzle of honey, but the citrus also works magic in complex dishes like these three chef creations. (Did you know grapefruit does wonders for the skin, too? Try these Grapefruit Products to Invigorate Your Beauty Routine.)

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Grapefruit and Endive Plate

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Miguel Rebolledo, executive chef at Bulla Gastrobar in Miami, came up with this tangy, cheesy starter dish made with endives, grapefruit segments, and goat cheese. Think of this dish as a fun take on a caprese salad.

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Creamy Grapefruit and Avocado Soup

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If you like anything made with avocados, you're definitely going to love Curtis Cooke's, executive chef at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, California, slightly spicy avocado soup. Top it off with grapefruit chunks and voilà—you get the most perfectly blended creamy, cool soup. (P.S. Have you tried these 10 Savory Avocado Recipes That Aren't Guacamole?)

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Grapefruit Salad with Veggies and Nuts

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Salads so shouldn't be limited to greens. Patrick O'Cain, chef and owner of Gan Shan Station in Asheville, North Carolina, keeps it fresh by mixing veggies like fennel, frisée, and carrots with grapefruit segments and chopped pecans.

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