I celebrate the Asian grocery near my new home. A surprise find, it is an amazing place – large and full of lanes and corridors stacked high with fruit, vegetables, herbs, tofu’s, sauces, noodles, condiments, cooking equipment and so so much more. The vegetables are those that you are unlikely to find in supermarkets or green grocers – tiny pea eggplants, the biggest variety of Asian greens, jicama, pomelo, cumquats, melons and squashes with only Chinese characters for names. I love this place and it smells and the buzz on every day of the week.
So today, we have a simple Pomelo Salad to celebrate this shop and the goodies that it contains. You can make it with Ruby Grapefruit, too, or with Pomelo, Ruby Grapefruit and Oranges. Enjoy!
The person who served me at the Grocery told me how Asian people treasure Pomelo for its health giving properties. Like bitter gourd, she says, it is good for a range of ailments and for normal health maintenance. She loves to eat it with chilli and salt, just like green mango.
Are you looking for Pomelo recipes? Try Bengali Pomelo Salad, Indian Pomelo Salad, Three Citrus Salad with Green Chilli, Ginger and Almond Salsa, and Pomelo Salad with Asian Flavours. You will also love Pink Grapefruit and Sumac Salad.
Pomelo and Avocado Salad
Toss Pomelo segments with sliced avocado and lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with black pepper and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
recipe notes and alternatives
Use Pink Grapefruit in place of Pomelo. Or combine the two. Add orange segments if you like.
Some soft semi-dried cranberries go well with the salad too.
Add a little chilli to the dressing.