Chocolate-Dipped Grapefruit

Don’t skip the salt in this recipe—it makes the chocolate extra delicious

January 12, 2018
Chocolate-Dipped Grapefruit
Mitch Mandel

Adapted from Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (Or Two) Cookbook

There’s a reason one of the most cited fad diets is the grapefruit diet. Multiple studies have confirmed that grapefruit are fat-burning superstars, and they help boost your metabolism. The antioxidants at work here are polyphenols, which can break down stored fat. Add that to the grapefruit’s generous size and low calorie count, and you’ve got a great fruit for healthy eating. 


This gorgeous recipe is a great way to use this winter fruit, and it truly can’t be any easier. You can make 2 servings at once; just save the second serving in a parchment-lined airtight container and store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. And don’t skip the salt—it makes the chocolate extra delicious.

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Chocolate-Dipped Grapefruit

Prep time: 1 minute

Total time: 2 minutes

Makes 2 servings


• 1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
• 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


1. Place the chocolate in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high power in 10-second intervals until melted. Stir and let cool slightly.

2. Partially dip the grapefruit segments into the chocolate and set on a plate. Sprinkle with the salt.

Nutrition (per serving): 158 calories, 2g protein, 23g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 19g sugars, 7g fat, 4g saturated fat, 103mg sodium

Find 175 more recipes in Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (Or Two) Cookbook.