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Pomelo, Grapefruit and Quinoa Salad

This is a really random post.

You see, I very rarely plan what I’m going to talk about simply because i always make sure my fridge is full of ingredients i can use for a week to make my meals. Every post you see on my site really represents a bulk of what I’ll eat or make to give to friends eventually.

The other day, as i came home from work to have a quick-lunch, i opened my fridge and a single tear ran down my face. My fridge was practically empty. I had completely ran out of time to go by the groceries on sunday and i knew i was going to be late for a post if i didn’t shoot something quick (video blogs really need to be planned as i need to make them under 30 minutes most of the time).

Lost for inspiration, i rummaged around to find some grapefruits, which have been in season for the past week and are quite tart and sweet at the same time, for a surprising low price, some pomelo, one of my favourite Filipino fruits, it’s very juicy, sweet and has a great texture and finally some left over cooked quinoa from dinner the day before. So the hell with it, let’s make a salad.

Pomelo, Grapefruit and Quinoa Salad

The Dressing: take a big bowl and combine 1/2 tsp of brow sugar, 1 tbsp of good quality apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar, 1 tsp of sesame oil, black pepper, a small tsp of fish sauce. Toss in 1 cut grapefruit with all the juices, some raddish and 4 pomelo sections, drizzle in some organic honey. Add in your herbs. I used parsley here but basil would be best.

Crush some walnuts and peanuts in a mortar.

Yes it’s that easy. Plate away, spoon in some quinoa drizzle with a little olive oil and top with the salad and crumble your peanut/walnut mix all over.

This dressing is great because it compliments the fruit well. It doesnt bring any big bold defining flavours, but simply compliments the freshness and vivacity of the fruit.

24 COMMENTS

    1. pettyfer July 4, 2012 at 4:05 am

      I don’t really peanuts but i think this is healthy

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:53 am

        it is

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    1. The Soul Explorer July 4, 2012 at 4:25 am

      Looks tasty!

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:51 am

        thanks soul man

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    1. JeLom July 4, 2012 at 4:27 am

      Great! Another gluten-free post! FACT, of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content and is almost always organic! Never thought that pomelo can be a salad! MUST TRY IT! ;^)

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:47 am

        pomelo salad is the best!

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    1. Rica July 4, 2012 at 4:57 am

      Love pomelo on a salad!

      Any favorite potato dish you’d like to share?

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:42 am

        i love potatoes! alas you cant eat too much of them. maybe on my pig out day i will!

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    1. Karen July 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Love this salad! Sweet, citrusy dressings are my favorite! I make a similar pomelo salad with lime/calamansi juice and fresh chillies. Never thought of adding quinoa to make it a full meal.

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:15 am

        thanks!!

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    1. Gina July 5, 2012 at 3:26 am

      I love Quinoa but it can be expensive for everyday consumption for Pinoys! The only way I can get it is through Healthy Options (for now) do you recommend some place where we can purchase it in more pocket friendly way?

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:02 am

        i know. unfortunately no :(

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    1. Cherry July 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

      I tried this now my gosh !!!!!! soooooooo gooooood . More recipes

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:51 am

        awesome! thanks cherry

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    1. Belle July 7, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Where do you buy grapefruit in Manille?

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:15 am

        rustans

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    1. meg dialouie July 10, 2012 at 5:13 am

      More quinoa PLEASE?? As in… I want an awesome “staple” quinoa recipe sana…. :| help! >.<

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:47 am

        will do! love the stuff too

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    1. marish July 11, 2012 at 2:16 am

      may quinoa sa snr its cheaper than healthy options

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:42 am

        didnt know that, thanks!

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    1. Ryanbelle July 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      It looks tasty and healthy, wanna make like this. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Impressive!

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      1. Erwan July 31, 2012 at 2:25 am

        it is!

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    1. Ananda January 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Hope you can add Pinterest to your blog!

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    1. Yna Ignacio January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      where can i buy quinoa?

    Reply
 

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