Monday, July 6, 2015

Pomelo Salad - IHCC Mystery Box Challenge

From Yotam Ottolenghi's book Plenty More comes this wonderfully refreshing salad that happens to fit the criteria for this month's I Heart Cooking Clubs' Mystery Box challenge. 
With chicken, seaweed, sesame seeds, parsley, mozzarella cheese, mango, brown sugar, mint and pasta the ingredients from which to choose, this recipe used sesame seeds, mango, mint, and brown sugar (in place of palm sugar).
Segmented pomelo was marinated in a mixture of gingery, sweetened rice wine vinegar, orange blossom water, hot chiles and warm spices, a mixture that was later used to dress slivers of green mango, peppery greens and fresh herbs. There was a fair bit of prep work with sectioning, chopping, slicing and leaf picking required, but the flavours were vibrant and the textures varied, well worth the effort. If you'd like to try it, a variation of the recipe can be found here.

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  1. I have tagged this recipe to make for some time. Pomelo is not always available. This must be one tasty salad with the wonderful marinade. Vibrant and refreshing indeed!

  2. This looks like a refreshing salad for summer. I love Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes.

  3. This looks so refreshing! And I love that the mystery box combined with the mystery box ingredients!

  4. This looks so refreshing. Love fruit in salad. Nice job with the mystery box.

  5. Hi Zosia,
    This salad looks so good! I love the pomelo, a fruit that is seldom used in salads!


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