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How to Segment a Grapefruit, The Easy Way {step-by-step photos}

How To Easily Cut a Grapefruit

Learn how to cut a grapefruit in 3 easy steps and enjoy the best of winter citrus! All you'll need is a pairing knife and a ripe grapefruit.
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Cook Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Author: Amanda Paa

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Ingredients

  • 1 grapefruit

Equipment

pairing knife
cutting board

Instructions

  • Cut the the two "poles" off of the grapefruit. The top and bottom, not through the middle. [mv_img id="8664"]
    How to Segment a Grapefruit, The Easy Way {step-by-step photos}
  • Now you have a flat base to work with. Using the sharpest knife you have, (my Zwilling 4-inch paring knife is my go to for this situation) cut off the peel in sections, allowing your knife to glide along the fruit, moving all the way around the grapefruit. Go back and cut off any remaining bits of pith. [mv_img id="8665"]
    How to Peel a Grapefruit, The Easy Way {step-by-step photos}
  • The white pith of grapefruit is bitter, which is the white layer between the outer peel and the flesh of the fruit. By peeling the grapefruit using your knife, you'll get rid of all of this. [mv_img id="8666"]
    How to Peel a Grapefruit, The Easy Way {step-by-step photos}
  • On to segmenting the grapefruit so you have nice little pieces! Glide your knife into one segment of the grapefruit, as close to a membrane as possible, and make a slit on the other side. [mv_img id="8668"]
    How to Segment a Grapefruit, The Easy Way {step-by-step photos}
  • Now you've made a clean cut, and can loosen the segment of fruit with your knife, popping it out in one piece. (Think of this process like removing pages of a book, in between the covers.) [mv_img id="8669"]
    How to Segment a Grapefruit, The Easy Way {step-by-step photos}
  • Enjoy on top of a breakfast bowl or salad! [mv_img id="8670"]
    How to Segment a Grapefruit, The Easy Way {step-by-step photos}