Aunty Pen’s Thai Pomelo Salad

Here is another yummy version of a pomelo salad. This is the one that Varong’s Aunty Pen taught me in Bangkok. It’s a little different from the Chivasom’s Pomelo Salad recipe but is equally delicious.

Pomelo Salad

Serves 4


1 cup shredded cooked chicken

2 cups pomelo

½ cup finely sliced shallots or red onion

2 tablespoons of fried garlic

¼ cup chopped cashew nuts, peanuts or almonds

4-5 teaspoons of minced roasted coconut (optional)

3-4 Fried whole red chilies

5 tablespoons of fried shallots

Ingredients for salad dressing:

3 tablespoons of Thai chili paste

7 tablespoons of limejuice

3 tablespoons of fish sauce

1 tablespoons of palm sugar


  • In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing and mix well.
  • In a big salad bowl combine the cooked shredded chicken with 5-6 tablespoons of the salad dressing and mix well.
  • Add the pomelo and the chopped shallots and mix.

  • Add more dressing if needed.
  • Garnish with the nuts, minced roasted coconuts, fried shallots and garlic and whole red chilies.