Orange, Pomelo and Fennel Salad

orange, pomelo and fennel salad  

With the start of a new year, many people are trying to eat lighter and healthier.  This citrus and fennel salad is a great start or accompaniment to a meal.  It’s light, refreshing and so simple to put to together!  The pomelo is an Asian citrus fruit that is sweet and mild compared to the grapefruits that we’re accustomed to eating.  The pomelo and orange adds a sweetness and bit of tang to the salad and a dose of healthy vitamin C.  The fennel is crisp and has a licorice flavor that mellows out when paired with the citrus fruits.  To top it all off, I sprinkle pomogranate arils for a touch of color, hint of tartness and of course some added antioxidants.  Hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe and Happy New Year!  


sectioning citrus step by step

Cut off the top & bottom of the fruit. Run your knife along the curve of the fruit, removing the rind. Cut along the membrane of the fruit, removing each individual citrus segment.

orange pomelo and fennel salad

After sectioning the fruit, squeeze the remaining of the fruit. Add any juice that may have collected in the bowl with the segments. Add fennel to the fruit segments, add dressing and then toss.

Orange, Pomelo & Fennel Salad

Prep:  10 mins      Serves:  2 large portions or 4 appetizer portions   


1 large pomelo, peeled and sectioned  

 1 large orange, peeled and sectioned  

 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced  

 1 Tbs loosely packed mint  

 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil  

 2 Tbs pomegranate arils  

 Salt and pepper to taste  


  • Place sectioned oranges and pomelos into a medium bowl.  Reserve any juice from the fruit and squeeze the juice of the orange and pomelo membrane into a separate bowl.  (about ½ C of juice)
  • Add the thinly sliced fennel to the oranges and pomelo and toss. 
  • In a blender add the citrus juice and mint.  Pulse to break down the mint.  Add the olive oil and blend.  Season lightly with a pinch of salt and pepper.  The dressing will be very thin.  Pour over fruit and fennel.  Add pomegranate arils.  Toss.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer salad to a plate and serve with a sprig of mint.


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  1. Maria D. says:

    Yummmm, the pomelo looks so good. I recently moved, so now I’m going to have to trek out into the snow and find my local Asian market!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Hi Maria! I bought my pomelos at Costco. If you can’t find them- you can always subsitute with grape fruit. Take care and stay warm!

  3. Maria D. says:

    I googled it, and oddly enough I’m more likely to run into an Asian market than a Costco around here anyway, haha.

  4. kitchenrunway says:

    Quay Po Cooks: Thank you! I love pomelos too…it’s definitely a refreshing citrus!

    Maria D: haa,haa how funny! Good luck on your search! 🙂 Have a great week!

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