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.
Oh how good it is to have those items that we love in our kitchen but have always had a hard time finding – green mangoes, jicama and pomelo for example. Here they have them in abundance.
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 Three Citrus Salad with Green Chilli, Ginger and Almond Salsa, and Pomelo Salad with Asian Flavours.
Or Avocado dishes? Try Avocado and Cold Celery Soup, and Cucumber and Avocado Salad.
Browse all of our Pomelo Recipes and explore our Salad Recipes. We also have more Avocado dishes. Or spend some time exploring our Mid Spring recipe collection.
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