Pomelo Avocado Salad

May 18, 2013mayurisjikoni
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For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 23rd recipe is an easy Summer Style Pomelo Avocado Salad.

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What Is A Salad?

Salad is a mixture of vegetables, fruits, sometimes meat, fish, cheese, grains, lentils, beans, etc which is usually in in small pieces. Usually served as a starter, a side dish or as a light meal, salads are delicious, nutritious and healthy too. Take this Pomelo Avocado Salad, its got an interesting mixture of ingredients.

Have You Had Your Salad Today?

Salads should be featured every day for both lunch and dinner or at least for one of the meals. Salads provide us with the essential nutrients, roughage or fibre required and are tummy fillers. Getting kids to enjoy salad ingredients and a mixture of salads is important from an early age. Start off by giving them sticks of carrots, cucumber, tomato slices, bell pepper slices etc.

19 Different Types Of  Salads That You May Want To Check Out:

Summer Salad

It contains a delicious combination of semi ripe mango, pomelo, dragon fruit, onion, sprouted sunflower seeds and sunflower seeds.

summer salad 1

 Mango, Kale and Quinoa Salad

This Salad is bursting with different flavors from the fruits and the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. With quinoa, beans, corn and tortilla chips its a well balanced healthy meal.


Photo and recipe courtesy Chisel and Fork

Asian Style Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Would you like to include the superfood Cauliflower in your diet in the form of a salad? Then check out the above recipe by clicking on the link.


photo and recipe courtesy Shivani Loves Food

Mango and Curried Chickpea Salad

Or perhaps you would like to add cauliflower to this salad. A burst of flavors, healthy and filling, this salad has chickpeas, mango, cauliflower, onion and spinach.

mango and curried chickpea salad

Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad

I’m a huge fan of colorful salads which include cheese, a fruit and are easy to put together like this salad. Turn a classic caprese salad into an exotic one by adding strawberries.

strawberry caprese salad

photo and recipe courtesy Slumber and Scones

Watermelon Rind Salad

Do you throw away the white part of the watermelon rind? Don’t, as it can be used and contains high amount of citrulline, an amino acid that helps to build up protein in our bodies and helps to open up veins and arteries for good blood flow. Eating it raw in the form of salad is the best way to get the full health benefits of the rind.

watermelon rind salad 3

 Lemony Orzo and Roasted Corn Salad

Corn, herbs, and dainty little pasta, tossed in a light and simple lemon vinaigrette, is just what we need as a light meal. Simple ingredients make the most delicious salads.


photo and recipe courtesy Erica’s Recipes

 Spicy Cucumber Tomato and Water Chestnut Salad

What caught my attention was the Water Chestnut. I can actually get the crunchy taste in my mouth. Now here is a salad recipe that was put together in a college apartment, easy, crunchy and perfect with any meal, for potluck or parties.


photo and recipe courtesy Kitchen Gone Rogue

Roasted Beet and Avocado Salad

Here’s a salad that also makes use of the beet greens, yes you know those leafy greens on top of the beetroot which are super healthy. With avocado this salad is a meal on its own.


photo and recipe courtesy Yummy Addiction

  Vegetarian Pomegranate Holiday Salad

An easy to make salad using simple ingredients like pomegranate, kale, green salad leaves, a bit of feta and pecans. Serve it as a side dish or enjoy it as a meal.

pomegranate holiday Salad

photo and recipe courtesy Cass Clay Cooking

Persian Rocca Salad

A salad with Persian Dressing landing it a Middle Eastern flavour. A mixture of arugula, walnuts, cucumber, onion and pomegranate its a refreshing salad to enjoy during summer.


photo and recipe courtesy Veggie Desserts

Berry Salad with Lavender Lemon Vinaigrette

Berry salad with a floral flavored dressing, just simply amazing. Need I say more? Go on check out the recipe.


photo and recipe courtesy Live Eat Learn

Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad

Though Dannii has named her salad a winter salad, believe you me, it can easily be enjoyed as a meal even during summer as most of the ingredients mentioned in the recipe as easily available in summer too or any season. What I love about this recipe is how versatile it is.


photo and recipe courtesy Hungry Healthy Happy

Griddled Halloumi and Peach Salad

This griddled salad with halloumi, peach, asparagus and courgette makes a delicious, filling vegetarian dinner!


photo and recipe courtesy Kitchen Sanctuary

Soba Noodle Salad

Are you looking for a noodle salad? You’ve love this one with a creamy peanut dressing.


photo and recipe courtesy Tilly Eats

Grated Carrot Salad with Tomato, Onion and Chia Seeds

Are you looking for a very simple but a healthy and nutritious salad for your lunch box? This one with chia seeds fits the bill. Just drizzle some lemon juice and enjoy it.


photo and recipe courtesy Raksha’s Kitchen

Warm Rice & Quinoa Salad with Pan Fried Tofu

Packed full of red pepper, carrot, courgette & onion which is paired with crispy fried tofu, rice and quinoa, this tasty vegan dish is sure to be a hit!


photo and recipe courtesy Fab Food 4 All

Barley Salad

Healthy, wholesome and easy to prepare, enjoy this Pot barley salad with flavors of lime and fresh parsley.

Barley Salad

photo and recipe courtesy Mrishtanna

Beetroot Orange Salad

This salad is my all time favorite, packed with valuable nutrients from the ingredients, colorful and just delicious.


Food For Thought

Yesterday, I was with a group of women and one of them commented that not all fruits can be included in a salad. I chose to differ as I can make any fruit into a salad. Also the proof is above that any vegetable or fruit can be added to a salad. This started a discussion where someone pointed out that if any tropical fruit we get commonly in Kenya were to feature in a salad served by a posh restuarant here or abroad, we would happily order it, eat it, pay a hefty price for it and shower a million praises. So why can’t we include whichever fruit we have at home in our salad dish?

Memories …

Since the age of 7 or 8, I remember helping my mum in the kitchen. It was my duty to wash, peel and chop the salad ingredients. Back then the everyday salad was simple, a mixture of tomato, carrots, cucumber and lettuce. Fuss free and without any dressing.  As I delved into magazines and food books. my adventure with different ingredients began. Saturdays was the day I would make different types of salads for my family.

Grapefruit or Pomelo?

Are they both the same? Not really, though both belong are citrus fruits the similarity ends there. Pomelos originate from Thailand and Malaysia and are biggest citrus fruits. Pomelos can be sweet to slightly tangy to slightly bitter. Ranging from yellow, pale pink to ruby pink the segments are difficult to get to as the pomelo has a very thick rind and white pith. Its also known as pummelo, Chinese Grapefruit or Shaddock.

Nutritional Benefits of Pomelo

  • It’s a rich source of Vitamin C, each fruit containing 600% of your daily requirement.
  • High content of fiber means that its very good for the digestive system.
  • Pomelo is a good source of potassium which is an essential mineral to help in regulating our blood pressure.
  • Helps in weight loss well at least that’s the belief as it contains fat burning enzyme carnitine palmitoyl transferase.
  • Adequate levels of potassium in pomelo means that when we consume it, it helps to prevent muscle cramps and stiffness.
  • Pomelos have anti aging minerals, so go on enjoy the fruit.

Ingredients required for Pomelo Avocado Salad

  • Pomelo, peel and remove the fruit from the segments
  • Ripe Avocado
  • Some olives, any of your choice
  • Roasted peanuts or any nuts of your choice, I chose to not to shell them
  • Lettuce leaves of your choice
  • Onion, white, yellow or red
  • Dressing of your choice

Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • For Satvik friendly version don’t add onions
  • Nutritious and healthy

Pomelo Avocado Salad 1

Pomelo Avocado Salad 2

Pomelo Avocado Salad 4

Pomelo Avocado Salad 3

Pomelo Avocado Salad 5


2 Servings as a light meal or 4 as a side dish

2 cups pomelo segments

1 large avocado

1 cup torn lettuce leaves

¼ cup roasted peanuts

1 small onion, finely sliced

8-10 olives, sliced or halved

8-10 mint leaves

Zaatar Dressing:

4 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp zaatar spice mix

½ tsp salt

  1. Peel and cut the avocado into chunks.
  2. Cut the olives into halves or slices.
  3. Add the pomelo segments, chopped onion, peanuts and lettuce pieces.
  4. Prepare the dressing and whisk it well or shake it well in a jar.
  5. Pour it over the salad and serve.


  • Add nuts of your choice
  • Add a dressing of your choice
  • Ideally a firm but ripe avocado is used, but mine became a bit soft.
  • Use lettuce or green salad of your choice. Try it with baby spinach.

Pin for Later:

pomelo avocado salad


A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
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  • Beena.stephy

    May 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Healthy salads. good post

  • Mayuri's jikoni

    May 20, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Thank you Beena.

  • Erica Schwarz

    April 15, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Your pomelo avocado salad looks divine!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you so much Erica.

  • Uma S

    April 15, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for including my recipe. You got awesome salad round ups. Everything looks delicious and flavorful. I am pinning it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 16, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks Uma, this just gives me the opportunity to try most of them whenever I can access the right ingredients.

      1. blessmyf🍎🍏dbypayal

        April 19, 2020 at 6:24 pm

        That bright green bowl has got its tongue and speaking about itself. Looking so bright and vibrant. Exceptional post.

      2. mayurisjikoni

        April 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm

        Thank you so much.

  • fabfood4all

    April 16, 2020 at 12:21 am

    What a delicious selection of salad recipes, great as we head towards summer and lighter eating:-)

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 16, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Camilla, thanks for sharing your link.

  • Dannii

    April 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    What a beautiful looking salad. So light and fresh. Thanks for including our salad too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 18, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      Most welcome Dannii, love your recipes.

  • Pavani

    April 19, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I have never tried pomelo even though I’ve seen it many many times at the grocery. Will buy it next time 🙂 Salad looks so refreshing and colorful. So healthy too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks Pavani, I prefer pomelo to grapefruit. Its delicious, try it.

  • Lata lala

    April 22, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Fresh, Crisp colourful salad on a plate looks so appetizing Mayuri. Loved it’s fresh colours and flavours. Good to see the collection of salads under one roof.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 23, 2020 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you so much Lata.

  • Sandhya

    April 23, 2020 at 1:16 am

    I love the taste of both pomelo and avocado so will definitely make this salad! Loved your plating and photos!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 23, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya. Do try the salad, its filling and refreshing.

      1. Sandhya

        April 27, 2020 at 10:31 pm

        I sure will!

  • Priya Srinivasan

    April 23, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Such a colorful salad mayuriji, and wonderful collection of salads in the recipe! Loving that zaatar dressing!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 25, 2020 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks Priya, I’m a big fan of zaatar.

  • Padma Veeranki

    April 23, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    What an awesome salad round up…great variety to choose from!! i love Avacado in any form…your salad looks refreshing and tempting…Yummy 😋

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 25, 2020 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much Padma.

  • Sapana

    April 23, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Pomelo and avocado both are my favorite fruits. The salad is looking colorful and refreshing too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 25, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much Sapana.

  • jayashreetrao

    April 24, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Pomelo and avocado salad looks and sounds wonderful. Lovely platter, would love to taste it now !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 24, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree.

  • Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

    April 25, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Pomelo and avocado both receives great response in our house, as the summer is approaching food like this always helps. Lovely share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 25, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you so much Jagruti. Its definitely a wonderful summer salad.

  • JollyHomemadeRecipes

    April 26, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    Your salad dishes are fantastic. And this one is no exception. Loving these super healthy and absolutely YUMMY avocado salad.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much Jolly.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    April 27, 2020 at 5:10 am

    I love pomelo in any form, This comination with avocado looks so light and refreshing. Will surely try it out.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 27, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks Seema, its one of my favorite combination.

  • Lathiskitchen

    May 4, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    The salad looks so inviting and appetizing. It’s healthy, yummy and filling. Thanks for sharing.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 5, 2020 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks Lathiya.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    May 14, 2020 at 6:38 am

    This pomelo avocado salad looks so fresh and colourful. and hence the platter is much appetizing di. You have shared an array of salads here, love each one.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 14, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you so much Sasmita.

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