O2 Fitness Food of the Week: Grapefruit | Cary and Raleigh, NC

Updated: FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

Cary and Raleigh, NC – Grapefruit is a tart, tangy and very juicy fruit.  They are excellent sources of vitamin C and vitamin A, and provide and good amount of fiber, potassium and vitamin B1.  Pink and red grapefruits are also rich in the antioxidant lycopene.  When selecting a grapefruit choose a fruit that is firm, yet slightly springy when gentle pressure is applied.  For a juicy grapefruit, look for a fruit that is heavy for its size and has a thin skin.

Grapefruit is a tart, tangy and very juicy fruit.  They are excellent sources of vitamin C and vitamin A, and provide and good amount of fiber, potassium and vitamin B1.  Pink and red grapefruits are also rich in the antioxidant lycopene.  When selecting a grapefruit choose a fruit that is firm, yet slightly springy when gentle pressure is applied.  For a juicy grapefruit, look for a fruit that is heavy for its size and has a thin skin.

Red Grapefruit, Feta and Mint Salad

Makes 4-6 servings

Red Grapefruit, Feta and Mint Salad 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet red grapefruits
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cups kalamata olives (halved if they’re large)
  • 2 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • 1 cup crumbled feta

Preparation:

  • Using a very sharp knife, cut the ends from the grapefruits, slicing just deep enough to expose the flesh. Cut off the remaining peel and pith. Then, working over a large bowl, remove the segments, cutting between the membrane. Halve the segments.
  • To the grapefruit add the cucumber, onion, olives and mint. Pour in the vinegar, season with salt and toss to mix. Divide among 4 to 6 plates or one large platter, and sprinkle with feta.

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