Smorgasbord Christmas posts from Your Archive – Pomelo Salad by Carol Taylor

One of my favourite Thai salads from my archives showcased by Sally and although a salad it could be a welcome addition to a Christmas buffet of rich foods as Sally has said…

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This is from the archives of Carol Taylor. Although not official a Christmas post, as we approach the richness of the food in the run up to the holidays you might think about adding in a few dishes that are light and fresh.

 The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it!  Carol Taylor

Pomelo Salad

Pomelo Salad or as it is known here Yum Som O is a wonderful light refreshing salad made with Thai Grapefruit( Pink Grapefruit) can be substituted and there is very little difference in flavour.


  • 2 Pink Grapefruit or 1 Pomelo.
  • 12-16 peeled shrimps.
  • Sm.cucumber diced.
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced shallots.
  • 1/4 cup fresh Thai Basil or Mint.
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander.
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts/cashews.
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut.
  • 1 Red Chilli finely sliced.


  • Half to 1 lime.
  • 3 tbsp Fish Sauce.
  • 1-2 tbsp palm sugar.

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20 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Christmas posts from Your Archive – Pomelo Salad by Carol Taylor

  1. Doctor Jonathan

    When I think of holiday foods, I think of heavy meals with all types of sauces and gravy. This is a lovely alternative, full of flavor, and will leave one’s body feeling good instead of bloated! Great dish for the holiday season. 🙂


      1. Carol Post author

        I used to but my diet has changed drastically since living here the food I eat is much lighter and plainer ..I am sure if I still lived in a western country I would have a far less healthy diet 🙂 I can eat heavier food just much less satisfies me now where it never did before and I don’t crave for it anymore my palate has changed 🙂 Which is good I think 🙂

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      2. Doctor Jonathan

        Goes to prove how the endocrine (hormonal) system is affected under different situations. If people stop eating substances that stimulate addictive hormonal responses, they don’t crave food the same way. Our western diets are full of these addictive stimulants and our food industry is well aware of this fact. It’s a shame that money supersedes integrity in a country that claims to be the “GREATEST IN THE WORLD!”

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    1. Carol Post author

      It does Marian and it can…..given the ingredients I did wonder if it would work but it does and yes with the prawns and peanuts it is ample for a light main dish and is often how we eat it 🙂



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