Food & Drink Recipes

Spicy Grapefruit Guacamole

Thu Jul 15

There’s nothing like a side of guac for when you need to feed a crowd. Or even when you just want a snack. But if you’re looking to give your tastebuds a thrill and to put a citrusy spin on this verified classic, we very much recommend this spicy grapefruit guacamole.

It combines spicy guac with freshly-squeezed grapefruit that will have friends begging for the recipe. Keeping your pantry’s chip supply well-stocked might be an issue after this, though.

Recipe and photo credit go to Sunkist. Thank you for allowing us to use them.


  • 1 3/4 cups of freshly squeezed Sunkist® Red or Pink grapefruit (about 2 grapefruit)
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. With a sharp knife, slice off ends of each Sunkist® grapefruit and cut the rind off all the way around, using downward cutting motions. Trim off all remaining white pith.
  2. Hold Sunkist grapefruit over a medium-sized bowl and, with a small paring knife, cut out grapefruit segments, being sure to capture all juice. Discard any seeds.
  3. Cut avocados in half, lengthwise; remove seeds and skin.
  4. Dice avocados and add to Sunkist grapefruit, along with the diced red onion, chopped cilantro, hot sauce, and salt.
  5. Using the backside of a large fork, combine and mash ingredients together, being sure to leave some chunks of grapefruit and avocado.
  6. Store leftover guacamole in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Variations:  To make it extra spicy, add in minced fresh jalapeño.