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Monday, October 1, 2012

Fettuccine with Pink Grapefruit & Mint

Today is World Vegetarian Day and since I normally don't follow a Meatless Monday format on a regular basis here on the blog, I figured I can at least share a recipe that doesn't contain meat in honor of this day. Vegetarians, though having different levels of participation, mainly do not eat any meat, poultry, fish or seafood. If you are interested in finding out more about the specific types, please click here

While we were in Rome this past summer, we visited a local restaurant where they served Fettuccine with Lemon and Mint that was OUT OF THIS WORLD! However, since you can't find lemons that size here in the states, I opted to use grapefruit instead. This was such a light, refreshing meal that would make a great date night supper for two. 

Fettuccine with Pink Grapefruit & Mint
1 lb. Fettuccine, cooked according to instructions
2 Pink Grapefruit 
1/2 c. Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 tbsp. Fresh Mint, chopped
2 c. Mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
1/2 c. Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1/4 c. Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper, to taste

1. Cut the top 1/4 off of the grapefruit and scoop out the insides. Add the inside pulp to a blender and pulse. Strain through a fine strainer reserving the juice to use in the recipe. 
2. Heat oil in a large saute pan then add the mushrooms. Cook until softened. 
3. Stir in the mint and flour, then add in 1/2 c. grapefruit juice and chicken broth. Mix well. 
4. Add your cooked pasta and the cheese, then toss. Serves 2 (with leftover pasta for 4 additional servings)

*Nutritional Information per Slice: Calories 186, Carbs 31.9g, Fat 4g, Protein 6.1g, Fiber 1.4g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into CalorieCount and may not be 100% accurate.


*Tip: For a healthier option, use whole wheat or whole grain pasta


  1. Sounds like a tasty recipe. One thing to note, though, it isn't vegetarian if it has chicken stock. For vegetarians, substitute chicken with vegetable stock.

    1. You're right, sorry for the mix up and vegetable would work just as well in here. Thank you!

  2. Great idea to serve In a grapefruit...:) love the sound of the flavors too!


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