This charred grapefruit with mint & basil sugar recipe is an easy brunch or breakfast idea when you feel like something slightly sweet and light. It activates a range of senses on your tongue and tastes great. It’s also a unique way to get in one of your daily pieces of fruit.

charred grapefruit with mint basil sugar recipe

Preparation Time: 2-3 minutes / Cooking Time: 3 minutes / Serves 1-2


  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 30g caster sugar
  1. Heat a griddle pan or grill.
  2. One the grill or griddle is hot, place the grapefruit on high heat for 3 minutes. Rotate half way through the cooking process.
  3. Remove the grapefruit from the heat and cut in half.
  4. In a pestle and mortar, add the mint, basil and sugar.
  5. Grind into a paste.
  6. Sprinkle the mint/basil sugar onto the grapefruit and serve immediately.


Charring the grapefruit is important for this dish, as it softens the grapefruit making it easier to scoop out with a spoon.