1 Bag of Grapefruits, 5 Ways to Use Them

Who says that your March dishes can't be as bright and colorful as the summer?

This March, we’re showing you everything you need to know about cooking with one of our favorite fruity treats: citrus. This content was created in partnership with Food52.

Grapefruits are here to make your early spring feel sunny and bright; they are the sunshine of our chilly early spring blues, the light at the end of a cold and dark tunnel. They are bold and full of flavor and are good enough to be eaten all on their own — and we often do.

But they’re more versatile than we give them credit for: Here are 5 ways we like to add a little brightness to our meals.

Grapefruit Tarragon and Gin Tonic

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If you've never mixed tarragon and grapefruit, you’d better start now. Add a tablespoon of turbinado sugar to quiet grapefruit’s bitterness, and enjoy a simple yet sophisticated cocktail. [recipe]

Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake with a Hint of Mint

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In case the tarragon didn't make enough of a case to convince you to combine grapefruit with herbs, we're hoping that this icing will. This cake’s pillowy texture is perfectly complemented by the herbal glaze. It's a simple cake with complex flavors. How's that for dessert? [recipe]

Live.Love.Lux Tip: Achieve that perfect, pillowy cake texture from the inside out when you use your Electrolux wall oven with convection technology.

Grilled Scallop Skewers with Ruby Red Grapefruit and Chile Glaze

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Most of the time, grilling is a good thing. In this case, when the flavors of skewered scallops and grapefruit are accentuated by just the right amount of time on the grill (yes, grill pans count), grilling is a great thing. [recipe]

Citrus Salad to Brighten Up Even the Gloomiest Days

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This is a salad to be reckoned with: It's deceptively mild-looking, but you'll know at first bite that the cumin and chile-laden dressing atop a bed of flavorful greens is just the kick you needed. It's almost a little like summer. [recipe]

Grapefruit with Vanilla, Honey, and Coconut

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Of all the things a grapefruit can do for a meal, none can surpass the power of it as a breakfast food. Bright, colorful, tangy, and bittersweet, it wakes you up in the best kind of way. Make this tomorrow: Slowly simmer a glaze of honey, butter, and vanilla bean, then pour it over grapefruit segments generously sprinkled with toasted coconut. [recipe]

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