I struggle with all of that new year : new me, nonsense with. And I especially don’t enjoy being made to feel guilty for indulging in a cookie. I applaud you all who stick to your guns and make real changes, but maybe we could keep it a little more personal? Small things can make a big difference. Even maybe swapping in a simple Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt for a plateful of bacon and eggs every once in a while.
While everyone and their Bichon Frise is on some wacky beetroot, kale and ginger vinegar juice cleanse, I’m over here like, “Grapefruits are healthy, right?” There is simply no way I could get to mid-day without having some kind of sustenance in my tummy. If I drank only juice in the morning, my fellow yogis would hear only the thunderous roar of my tummy chakra. I need something to bite into. A solely liquid breakfast would just make me go on a hangry bender and I’d end up breaking down and scarfing grimace proportions of powdered Hostess donettes in the 7-Eleven parking lot.
Thankfully, I’ve come up with an alternative. This recipe for Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt isn’t a weight loss miracle that will transform you into a sculpted, french cut leotard and leg warmer clad 80’s aerobicizer. But it is a nice kickstart to a busy day that won’t make you feel like you just ate your weight in animal byproducts.
Bonus, grapefruit is actually good for you.
- Grapefruit packs a high vitamin C punch.
- It helps boost your immune system with antioxidants.
- Eating grapefruit vs. drinking grapefruit juice gives you the benefits of and nutrients of the fiber.
In this Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt recipe, simple grapefruit gets special treatment. It transforms when it’s topped with a bit of brown sugar and broiled in the oven. If you are seriously counting calories, you can always omit the brown sugar and broil the grapefruit alone. I like a little something to cut that tart, citrusy zest. Finally, I sprinkle a few Maldon sea salt flakes after broiling. The salt really rounds out the tang of the fruit and the sweetness of the sugar, making for a flavor balanced breakfast.
Welcome to my kitchen, 2015. I’m looking forward to healthy eats and, of course, indulgent treats. Starting with this Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt
Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2
In this recipe for Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt, simple grapefruit gets the special treatment when broiled with brown sugar & topped with sea salt flakes.
- 1 ripe grapefruit
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- sea salt flakes – to taste
- Turn oven onto broil setting or as hot as your oven will go on a bake setting.
- Slice the grapefruit in half, across its equator. Using a sharp paring knife, carefully cut around the outside edge of the grapefruit halves (slicing about halfway down) to loosen the segments slightly.
- Place the grapefruit halves, cut side up on a lined baking sheet. Sprinkle each half with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.
- Place the baking sheet on an upper shelf in the oven and broil the grapefruit for 4-6 minutes, rotating halfway through. The sugar should be completely melted and start to caramelize slightly. Keep an eye on the grapefruit halves as they will start to burn quickly, a little charring is nice but you don't want a blackened grapefruit.
- Once you're removed the grapefruit from the oven and it's cooled slightly, sprinkle with desired amount of sea salt flakes. Serve warm and preferably with a serrated grapefruit spoon.
You can easily double this recipe simply by doubling the ingredients.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
Tessa | Natural Comfort Kitchen says
I eat a grapefruit or pomegranate almost every day for breakfast in the winter, and just stocked up today. Will be trying your recipe tomorrow AM…cannot wait to be able to have fruit and a hot breakfast all rolled into one.
Hi Tessa, that’s great to hear! I hope you enjoyed a warm and tasty grapefruit for breakfast this morning.
This has become one of my favorite desert! Also, it is a life-saver when it comes to serving a lot of people in a party with a delicious and health snack.
Well done, Becky!
Thank you, my friend! I am so glad you’ve been enjoying the recipe. I cannot wait to try it with a little scoop of gelato on top. Hope you’re well and staying warm up there. You guys should come down to sunny California for a visit soon. 😀
Any idea what the nutritional values are? Calories?
I am not really sure but I’ll bet there are some calorie calculators out there and this would be a quick one to add up! Let me know if you come across a good calorie counting site, I’d love to check it out. 🙂