Grapefruit and Avocado Guacamole

You have to trust me on this one.  I wasn’t sure either.

There’s been a run lately at my local market on avocados.  Which ultimately leads to me impulsively buying them because they are on sale and trusting that I will figure out what to do with them.  The problem is that usually I forget that I have bought them, and by the time I am ready to use them, they are overripe and borderline bad.

So what’s a girl to do?  Oh, just make some guacamole.

The concept here is great. A non-lime citrus addition to guacamole.  And even though I love limes in my guac, I wanted to give this go-round a little twist.  I love grapefruit and always have a stash in my fridge, so that was an added bonus.  And the results?  Pretty tasty.  The grapefruit flavor is subtle and not too over-powering, and you can simply adjust it to your own tastes.


Grapefruit and Avocado Guacamole

Servings: about 2 cups



2 ripe avocados

1 medium pink grapefruit, halved, sectioned, and juices reserved

1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Sea salt, to taste



1. Halve the avocados and scoop out the flesh and place in a large bowl.  Using a masher, mash the avocados until smooth.

2. Add the grapefruit pieces and juices, and with a rubber spatula, stir to combine.

3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.



Source:  Adapted from No Recipes.


April 5, 2012 - 8:11 am

Jillian {Her Split Ends} - This sounds SO delightful! I will be stopping by the grocery store for a few grapefruits and avocado’s today!! Thanks for sharing!!

~ Jillian

April 5, 2012 - 8:30 am

Blog is the New Black - LOVE this idea! can’t get enough grapefruit lately!

April 5, 2012 - 11:38 pm

Kelsey - I love the avocado and grapefruit combo. I made fish tacos with grapefruit avocado salsa and they were to die for!

April 6, 2012 - 2:05 am

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious - Great idea! I 100% trust you so I will be trying this sometime soon! Plus, I should really incorporate more grapefruits in my diet.

April 6, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Miss C - Great idea! Will try this soon!

April 7, 2012 - 7:00 am

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April 7, 2012 - 9:21 am

Suzi - Wow this is very interesting I would never have thought to combine the two. I bet it is quite tasty. Wonder how the addition of jalapenos would go? Hope you have a lovely weekend.

April 7, 2012 - 3:36 pm

rachelsdigestif - Ooo I love this idea! I make an avocado grapefruit panzanella that I love, so I bet this would be divine!

April 30, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Ann P. - I have never thought to put grapefruit in guacamole before, but the tangy sourness is probably the perfect complement to the creaminess of the avocado! yuuum

May 25, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Maegan - At last — I have found the very best food blog on the Internet! Thank you for being awesome with food. I want to make everything you’ve shared.

March 20, 2014 - 4:39 pm

aisha - i sort of just made this. i’m at work, so didn’t have onion or garlic or cilantro, but did have a DELICIOUS ruby red grapefruit, avocado and sea salt. AMAZING! thanks for the encouragement ;).

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