This Pummelo Salad is chock-full of flavors!
What Is A Pummelo?
Have you ever tried a Pummelo? They are also known as “Chinese Grapefruit” or sometimes spelled p-o-m-e-l-o. However you call or spell them one thing is for certain, they are yummy! Pummelos are similar in flavor to grapefruit but are considerably sweeter. They are tart but without any bitterness. If you love citrus but grapefruit is too sour or bitter for you, pummelo is the answer!
Pummelos are hard to miss in the produce department. They are the largest citrus fruit in the world! They can easily be the size of cantaloupes, and sometimes even bigger. Their skins range in color from green to yellowish-pink. The fruit inside also ranges in color from white to pink to red.
Pummelos don’t need any fancy preparation to be delicious. Serve fresh pummelo segments on a fruit tray, in a fruit salad, or out of hand. One our of favorite ways to serve pummelos is added to salads, like this one.
How To Peel A Pummelo
The key thing to know about pummelos is how to open them. Don’t be intimidated by their thick skin. It’s actually soft and peels off quite easily. Start by slicing off the stem end of the fruit. Then, score the peel of the fruit with a knife from top to bottom (make scores about 1-inch apart) all the way around. Next, use your thumbs to peel off the skin revealing the fruit inside. Now you’ll be able to segment the fruit like you would an orange. Each segment will need to have the thin skin removed. To do this, you may find it easiest to cut the segments into smaller pieces and then remove the skin with your fingers.
Pummelo, Jicama, and Radish Salad is as delicious as it looks. Citrusy sweet, and with a zesty zing (thanks to the radish slices), this salad is chock-full of flavors. The dressing is made using pummelo juice, for an extra splash of citrus goodness!
PRODUCE MOM TIP: Unfamiliar with jicama? It looks like a turnip but tastes like an apple. Learn all about jicama here.
Find pummelos in the produce department at any grocery store beginning late fall through spring. Choose pummelos that are firm and heavy for their size. Store pummelos in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Have you ever tried a pummelo? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below!