Roasted poblano and pink grapefruit salad

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Author Notes: ...with a few friends. My original idea of serving this in a poblano boat capsized. But the pairing of flavors led me to a fresh salad on a bed of greens. With plenty of avocado, this salad does not need olive oil, but feel free to add a little if you would prefer.Sagegreen

Serves 2-4

  • 2 poblano peppers, roasted
  • bed of tender greens such as water spinach or baby spinach
  • sections from 2 pink grapefruit with all their juice
  • 2 Haas avocados, diced
  • 1 ounce pickled jalapeno and sweet onion, or fresh minced
  • 4 leaves of lemon verbena, chiffonade
  • 2 ounces pan roasted pistachios or Pepitas, if you need this to be nut-free
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • pinch of Aleppo pepper
  • pinch of Maldon salt flakes or pink Himalayan salt
  1. Oven roast the poblano peppers at 375 degrees; check after 15 minutes or so and turn. When blistered all around, remove and place in a brown bag or plastic wrap. Then remove the skins. Cut and wipe out the seeds and membranes. Slice the poblano into inch long slivers. I love the color the oven method gives you, but you could use whatever method you like.
  2. Plate a bed of greens. Arrange the poblano slivers, pink grapefruit sections and avocado on top. Add some diced pickled jalapeno and sweet onions (see my quick and easy recipe) http://www.food52.com/recipes/13497_pickled_hot_sweet_chili_peppers_and_onions or just use fresh ones. Add a chiffonade of lemon vebena. Top with freshly pan roasted pistachios or Pepitas, some Aleppo pepper and Maldon salt. Squeeze the juice of a lime to finish. Gently toss so the flavors cross pollinate.
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Tags: dairy-free, fresh, kosher, nut-free option, refreshing, savory, spicy, Vegetarian

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love this salad!

Bike2

almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, sb. I love the contrast of the roasted poblano against the fresh pink grapefruit.

Fb

about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

A shame about your capsizing boat, but it resulted in a beautiful salad! Love it.

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, BKR. The poblano envelopes the whole salad when you give it a light toss.

Mallory

about 3 years ago totalnoms

WOW this looks excellent! Any ideas where I can find those special salts? Is my best bet online?

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, tn. Mostly this salad gets completely wrapped in the roasted pepper flavor. You can find Maldon salt for accent at Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, King Arthur Flour among many other specialty food stores, no doubt some linked to this site under "Shop." Yes, online, too. It is less expensive than Fleur de Sel!

Epietzsch

about 3 years ago borntobeworn

This will be another winner from Sagegreen :) I can't wait to try it (and will very soon).

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Aw thanks, btbw!

Lobster_001

over 3 years ago nannydeb

Sounds like a great combo!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, nannydeb. If we put all the recipes together of the members of Ginger's Kitchen alone, we would have quite the feast this week!

Me

over 3 years ago wssmom

I am going to prepare this for tomorrow's lunch (I have Tuesdays off, how weird is that?). It looks absolutely delightful!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, wssom. This would be so good with your bowl of red! Let me know how you like it!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I am building my salad repertoire this is going on my list. On a diet right now consuming as many salads as I can looking for interesting ones this is definitely on my list.

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks. Somehow whenever I try a diet, I gain weight, so instead I just have to increase exercise. I am trying to eat more raw food though. That seems to be the way to go.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What a absolutely beautiful salad, I love the grapefruit with the peppers and avocado. So so nice! Refreshing.

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, sdebrango. It has just a very light bite of hotness. I want to eat more salads for the rest of the summer.