The Humble Pomelo I Asian Shrimp Salad with Pomelo

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Winter in New England means access to some incredible citrus. You are probably familiar clementines, tangerines, and navel oranges. But have you heard of the pomelo?

The pomelo is a humble, Asian citrus fruit. On the outside, it resembles a grapefruit. In fact, the grapefruit is actually a cross between a pomelo and a sweet orange. Here’s everything you need to know about the pomelo.

-Pomelos are sweeter and have less juice. Grapefruit is known for it’s tang. But Pomelos are pleasantly sweet.
-Pomelo flowers can be used for perfume. They have an extremely aromatic scent.
-They are a powerful source of Vitamin C. One pomelo can provide the necessary daily needs for Vitamin C.
-Pomelos provide a source of the antioxidants naringenin and naringin. These can help reduce inflammation in the body.

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Asian Shrimp Salad with Pomelo

1/2 pound of cooked cocktail shrimp
1 small cucumber, seeded and cut into short strips
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 whole pomelo, skin removed and flesh segmented
3 cups fresh Arugula greens
4 scallions, finely chopped

For the dressing:
1/2 cup canola oil
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons chili sauce

Optional toppings: diced avocado, shredded cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, corn chips, lime.


1.In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, cucumber, celery, pomelo, arugula, and scallions.
2.In a separate bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing until well combined. Pour the dressing over the shrimp and vegetable mixture. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 4 servings

Nutrition Information per Serving: 19 grams total fat, 9 grams saturated fat, 15 grams carbohydrate, 3 gram fiber, 7 grams protein, 188 milligrams sodium, 512 milligrams potassium, 10 grams sugar

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