Citrus recipes are usually thought of as summer treats, but did you know that grapefruit are actually in their peak season during the winter months? You can still get all the benefits of fresh citrus - free-radical fighting nutrients, vitamin C, vitamin A - without waiting for summer. Are you resolving to get healthy in the new year? Fortunately, you've got the option of grabbing fresh grapefruit at your local grocer and getting on the right track. Here are a few recipes that incorporate grapefruit so you can up your intake each day.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced jalapeno
1/2 red bell pepper, minced
2 tbsp. minced red onion
1 large Florida grapefruit, peeled, membrane removed, sectioned, chopped
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Toss all together. Serve chilled as side dish to barbecued meat, seafood and nachos.