Pomelo Salad

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This is an incredibly refreshing and tasty salad that combines together sweet pomelo, peanuts, toasted coconut and sesame seeds tossed in a spicy dressing.

  • 1 Pomelo
    , break into bite size
  • 1 Shallot, thinly sliced, separated into rings
  • 2 Piri piri, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce (or soya)
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 tbsp Sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp Chopped parsley

  1. Separate the pomelo into sections, then peel and break up the sections into bite size chunks and transfer to a bowl. (check out Sharon's post on How To Cut Pomelo Fast)
  2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add the shallot rings and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to paper towels to drain.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the piri piri with the fish sauce and sugar. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pomelo with peanuts, toasted coconut, sesame seeds and the dressing. Toss to coat. Mound the salad on a plate, then sprinkle the chopped parsley and fried shallots.


Rosa's Yummy Yums 25/1/11 14:03

A delightful salad! So scrummy looking and fresh tasting.



Sharmilee! :) 25/1/11 14:06

Interesting salad out there

Tes 25/1/11 14:19

You've just posted one of my favourite recipe now :) I love pomelo salad. Mine is always extra spicy and with fish sauce, too.

Jenn 25/1/11 14:26

I've never worked with pomelo before...don't even know that I've heard of it...but now I want to track some down!! This salad looks wonderful!

Joy 25/1/11 14:31

This looks so refreshing and delicious! I'll have to track down some piri piri, unfortunately I only seem to see it as a flavouring in processed foods. Where would one buy piri piri?

Belinda @zomppa 25/1/11 14:42

Wow! What a neat combo of spice and fresh tart. Love it!

Anncoo 25/1/11 14:45

This is indeed very refreshing. We have pomelo mixed with "Yu Sheng"(鱼生)during Chinese New Year.

Suchi 25/1/11 14:54

the salad looks super tempting- never tried anything like this with pomelo!

aipi 25/1/11 15:16

Beautiful salad..love your creativity Angie :)

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Glass Girl 25/1/11 15:32

This is new to me as I am not used to some of the ingredients but I must admit that it looks good.

TasteHongKong 25/1/11 15:51

Not only a nice salad, but looks like you also have picked a juicy and meaty pomelo ... : ).

busygran 25/1/11 15:55

Juicy and refreshing and definitely a good way to work up an appetite.

Pavithra 25/1/11 16:05

OMG that looks absolutely gorgeous wish i can have the whole plate.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch 25/1/11 16:41

Never heard of a pomelo, is it like a grapefruit? Either way, it looks like a tasty salad!

Claudia 25/1/11 16:58

This looks so enticing and it's featuring an ingredient I've never see, never heard of and now I wonder if I could find it. The picture begs to be tasted.

Victor 25/1/11 17:04

Chinese New Year is coming soon. I have to admit that the past several years, we simply eat the pomelo just as it is. Turn it into a salad, that's a great idea. I assume that you have saved the pomelo skin for your next dish, right? ;)

Ah Tze 25/1/11 17:21

It seems an interesting salad! I can try to eat pomelo in salad next time!

Monet 25/1/11 17:39

I love pomelos but I've never thought to turn them into a salad. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing with me today...and thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your presence in my day!

Angie's Recipes 25/1/11 18:11

I got them at local supermarkets. Normal chilli can be used instead.

Kumi 25/1/11 18:19

You come up with the most unique, amazing and delicious-looking recipes. This one is on top of my list now! Must add pomelo to my shopping list...

Angie's Recipes 25/1/11 18:32

@Andrea the Kitchen Witch

Pomelo does taste like grapefruit. Actually in China we call "grapefruit" as "western pomelo". You might also find others name "pomelo" as "Chinese grapefruit".

tobias kocht! 25/1/11 19:45

Fabulous mix of tastes. I love this salad. Looks so refreshing!

blackbookkitchendiaries 25/1/11 19:52

this sounds so good:) very good use of pomelo.. i love the flavors very much.

Carol 25/1/11 20:21

I've never had Pomelo, looks similar to grapefruit, so I'd like it then! So many nice flavors in your salad, looks delicious, fresh and vibrant!

Emily Z 25/1/11 20:33

I am not familiar with pomelos but this looks interesting and healthy!

Priya 25/1/11 20:44

Beautiful and interesting ,healthy salad..

Trix 25/1/11 21:26

I have never had pomelo - this looks like a beautiful and refreshing salad, I am so curious to try it!

Elisabeth 25/1/11 22:03

Hi Angie-I kind of thought Pomelo is in the grapfruit family. Delicious healthy, and refreshing salad. Love the combination of the peanuts and coconuts in it!

kitchen flavours 25/1/11 22:25

I love pomelos, never had it like this before! This is a must-try!

FOODESSA 25/1/11 22:32

I come across the pomelo often at the store and for some reason resort back to pink ruby grapefruits. I guess the size kind of put me off. I think it's time to change that and give this a try ;o)
Angie, I like what you paired it with in this refreshing salad.

Flavourful wishes,

Sharon 25/1/11 22:48

LOVE pomelo. This is a brilliant idea! I've seen recipes for pomelo salads before but this is quite interesting with the use of shallots. Makes it slightly savoury-ish. I've never tried pomelo salads because I love them on their own but would like to give this a try sometime :)

carmenpiva 25/1/11 23:33

Well, I must admit pomelo is not included in my favourites (too sour) but when I look at your pictures, your salad looks tempting...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ 26/1/11 01:17

I just don't know what to write now! Am so drooling that I kept looking at those pomelo salad pics! ;)

Faith 26/1/11 01:25

I've been tempted to make pomelo salad for such a long time! Now after seeing this gorgeous dish I know I need to ASAP!

Sharon 26/1/11 01:46

Oh and thanks for the mention, so sweet of you!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more 26/1/11 02:45

Pomelo's my favourite fruit and what a refreshing new way to eat this fruit

Joy 26/1/11 03:29

I would love this salad. I love pomelo. I could eat the whole thing all by myself.

Kate @ Diethood.com 26/1/11 04:47

Wow, I'm in love with all those flavors - this is a delicious salad!

sweetlife 26/1/11 05:22

i love pomelos and in a salad, a perfect lunch!


scrambledhenfruit 26/1/11 05:35

I love pomelo, but usually just eat it plain. It looks really good in this salad though! :)

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 26/1/11 06:11

This does sound good Angie, love how it has the fish sauce in it. I'm always intrigued by pomelos, but rarely see them in my stores. I'm going to be on a pomelo hunt now! Hope you have a great week!

Sara @ Saucy Dipper 26/1/11 06:33

Agreed. This is one very fresh looking salad. I'm not exaggerating when I say my mouth is watering. I haven't eaten many pomelos, so I think this is something I must try.

Christine@Christine's Recipes 26/1/11 09:23

Love pomelo salad. Once I tried one in a Thai restaurant, then addicted to it.

MaryMoh 26/1/11 11:43

Wow...this looks nice and delicious. I never thought of using pomelo to make salad. I have to try this when I get pomelo again. The sour ones would be good for this :D

~Dana 26/1/11 15:00

I love Pomelo! I've only tasted it in restaurants before. Thanks for the recipe!

Dimah 26/1/11 15:27

Oh, it sounds and looks fantastic!

Anonymous 26/1/11 15:29

Such a refreshing and beautiful salad, excellent combo with peanuts and sesame seeds!

Sarah Naveen 26/1/11 16:30

Beautiful clicks..looks so yummy!!

briarrose 26/1/11 17:59

What a neat recipe.....beautiful and a wonderful mix of flavors.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 26/1/11 19:40

Wow I never knew pomelo could be used in such a way. Looks delish especially with the fried shallots.

Ananda Rajashekar 26/1/11 20:02

oh how refreshing and beautiful it looks :)

Chef E 26/1/11 20:03

Your so creative, thanks for sharing what Pomelo is, and I would love to try it like this!

michelangelo in the kitchen 26/1/11 21:33

Your pomelo salad is just perfect! Wonderful the way you prepared it! This is a favorite salad in the house every time it is in season, delicious and you get a healthy dose of vitamin c too! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

lisaiscooking 27/1/11 00:02

I love these spicy and fruity flavors together. Looks like a refreshing salad!

Mary 27/1/11 00:55

What a perfect salad. It looks so refreshing. I love pomelos but they are hard to find here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Chow and Chatter 27/1/11 02:24

wow this is such a wonderful refreshing salad love citrus fruits

Reeni 27/1/11 02:42

I don't know if I ever had a pomelo Angie! But I want one now - your salad is lovely!

Angela 27/1/11 03:49

I only just recently began eating pomelo and have not yet tried it in a recipe. This looks fabulous!


What a unique recipe! I always wonder what to do with Pomelos.

She's Cookin' 27/1/11 05:18

Very unique flavors in this refreshing salad. I love it!

Mother Rimmy 27/1/11 06:06

You really have an incredible genius for combining ingredients to come up with amazing dishes.


Ivy 27/1/11 06:09

I have never heard of pomelo before but after google searching it I can imagine how wonderful this would be in a salad.

Annie 27/1/11 13:44

This is the first time I have ever heard of a pomelo. I looked it up on wikipedia and it sounds like something I would like. Your salad does look really refreshing!

Beth 27/1/11 16:00

What a yummy salad! I always know I'll find an interesting recipe when I stop by your blog. Thanks!

BakingWithoutaBox 27/1/11 21:39

You know I've never had fresh pomelo. Think I'm going to have to fix that since your salad looks so good. Very fresh. Can just see the big pulp that should be full of sweetness.

Anna's Table 27/1/11 21:49

Angie, I've never tried pomelo. The salad looks so delightfully refreshing. Thanks for introducing me to a new ingredient.

Magic of Spice 28/1/11 01:53

Fascinating combination of flavors, delicious as well :)

Peggy 28/1/11 02:36

This looks like a beautiful salad! I'm gonna need to find some pomelos!

Amy 28/1/11 04:40

I have yet to try pommelo, but this salad looks amazing! What a lovely combination of texturesa and flavors!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 28/1/11 06:34

A very creative and refreshing salad! Reminds me of the raw fish salad (yee sang) that we enjoy during the Chinese New Year.

alwayswinner786 28/1/11 12:53

I used to have pomelo sprinkling a little salt , sugar, pepper,chopped fresh ginger and fresh coriander with little lime juice never thought to have it this way! Very delicious!

Cheah 29/1/11 18:08

Ipoh is famous for its Tambun pomelos. But I've never thought of making it into a salad. You're just so creative, Angie!

denise @ bread expectations 31/1/11 04:09

My favourite salad hands down. I always, always, order it at Thai restaurants! Love the look of yours :)

noobcook 31/1/11 16:55

we have an abundance of pomelo currently due to the Chinese New Year. this looks like a refreshing and healthy salad to enjoy.

statii radio 3/2/11 14:45

I like pomelo very much but I never tried to make a pomelo salad. That is until now. After seeing this recipe I’m definitely going to make one.

Lauren 4/2/11 13:53

Love this sort of savory fruit salad. I also love the way you have your blog posts listed like a buffet almost.

OysterCulture 7/2/11 00:58

What a yummy looking salad, it just looks darn tasty and I love pomelo.

Gwyneth 3/11/12 12:08

I love it! It's fresh and delightful! I actually tried doing it at home, and it tasted great! Love the recipe :) Do you have a recipe for sicilian chicken salad? I would love to make it at home for my family :D


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