Boost Your Diet This Spring With Florida Grapefruit

19:15 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

If you've been outside enjoying the sunshine for the last few days you'll know how much more productive and upbeat a bit of sun can make you feel. Apparently 79% of women say the Winter months make them less productive Boosting your fruit intake is a really good way to increase your get up and go when the sun shines less and I'm bringing you two recipes from Florida Grapefruit today to help with this.


Florida Grapefruit Tapenade with Flatbread Crackers and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

1/2 pound mixed olives (Spanish queen, Kalamata), pitted and drained
1 Florida grapefruit, peeled, segmented and chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped fine
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1/2 cup fresh carrot, diced fine
1 tablespoon Florida grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup Florida sweet bell pepper, diced fine
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Place the olives, garlic, capers, grapefruit juice and olive oil in a food processor. Process until the olives still have some consistency (do not puree). Remove ingredients from the food processor into a mixing bowl. Fold in the chopped grapefruit, chopped carrots, chopped bell pepper and parsley. Serve grapefruit tapenade with your favorite crackers or flatbreads and fresh cut seasonal Florida vegetables. Use fresh grapefruit segments for garnish.


Florida Grapefruit and Ginger Glazed Snap Beans, Carrots and Sweet Bell Pepper with Goat Cheese Crumble

4 to 6 servings

1 pound Florida snap beans, stems trimmed
1/4 pound baby carrots, sliced
2 Florida bell peppers, seeded and sliced (your favorite color)
2 Florida grapefruit, peeled and segmented
1/4 cup fresh Florida grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon Florida honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Preheat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil to the pre heated pan. Carefully add the snap beans, carrots and bell peppers to the pan. Cook ingredients for 5 to 7 minutes until slightly caramelized and almost crisp-tender. Add the fresh ginger, honey andgrapefruit juice to the pan and continue to cook until the grapefruit juice has formed a glaze. Add the fresh grapefruit segments and lightly toss. Remove ingredients from pan into a serving dish and top with goat cheese.

Disclosure: I received a gift in exchange for this post.