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Pomelo Salad with Chile, Lime, Peanuts, and Coconut

Pomelo Salad with Chile, Lime, Peanuts, and Coconut

A palate cleanser packed with sweet, sour, and salty flavors; taste and tweak the seasonings as you go.


  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar or light brown sugar
  • 2 red or green Thai chiles, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced, divided
  • ¼ cup peanuts, preferably skin-on
  • 2 pomelos or 3 ruby red grapefruit
  • ¾ cup torn cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • 2 tablespoons dried shrimp

Recipe Preparation

  • Whisk palm sugar and 1 Tbsp. water in a medium bowl to dissolve sugar. Whisk in chiles, garlic, lime juice, and fish sauce; season with salt. Balance with more sugar, lime juice, or fish sauce if needed.

  • Toast coconut in a dry small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.

  • Heat oil in same saucepan. Add half of shallots and fry, swirling, until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer to paper towels with a slotted spoon to drain; season with salt.

  • Cook peanuts in shallot oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain; season with salt.

  • Remove peel and white pith from pomelos. Tear membrane off and pull segments into large pieces, transferring to a large bowl as you go. Add cilantro, remaining shallots, and half of dressing and toss to coat. Add coconut, peanuts, and dried shrimp; toss again. Divide among plates, drizzle with remaining dressing, and top with fried shallots.

Recipe by Kris Yenbamroong,

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 460 Fat (g) 40 Saturated Fat (g) 11 Cholesterol (mg) 5 Carbohydrates (g) 26 Dietary Fiber (g) 4 Total Sugars (g) 19 Protein (g) 5 Sodium (mg) 1070Reviews Section

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