You may have spied giant pomelos at your grocery store; this healthy salad recipe is your chance to try the grapefruit-flavored beauty. This salad is packed with plenty of fresh herbs, peppery watercress, briny shrimp and green mango. Look for palm sugar, often sold in pod-like cakes, at Asian markets.

Yotam Ottolenghi
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Marinade
Salad

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare marinade: Bring vinegar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Remove from heat and add chiles (or crushed red pepper), ginger, star anise and cinnamon stick. Set aside to cool.

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  • To prepare salad: Slice both ends off pomelo. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a large bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membranes. Break the flesh into bite-size chunks. Pour the marinade over the fruit and let stand for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Toss shrimp in a medium bowl with 1 tablespoon oil. Add to the pan and cook, turning once halfway through, until starting to char, 4 to 5 minutes total. Remove to a clean bowl, add fish sauce and stir to combine. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

  • Remove and discard the star anise and cinnamon stick from the pomelo. Drain the pomelo in a sieve, reserving the marinade. Transfer the pomelo, ginger and chiles (if using) to a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the marinade (discard the remaining marinade), the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, mango, watercress, mint, cilantro, peanuts, shallots, lime juice and salt; gently toss to combine. Serve topped with the shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 28g 56% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 17.3g; fat 20g 31% DV; saturated fat 3.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 158.8mg 53% DV; vitamin a iu 1271.3IU 25% DV; vitamin c 89.4mg 149% DV; folate 55.5mcg 14% DV; calcium 151.6mg 15% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 107.4mg 38% DV; potassium 902.5mg 25% DV; sodium 481.4mg 19% DV; added sugar 3g.