Make Ahead

Roasted poblano and pink grapefruit salad

July 25, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2-4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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) 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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  • BlueKaleRoad
  • totalnoms
  • borntobeworn
  • nannydeb
  • wssmom

10 Reviews

BlueKaleRoad July 26, 2011
A shame about your capsizing boat, but it resulted in a beautiful salad! Love it.
Sagegreen July 26, 2011
Thanks, BKR. The poblano envelopes the whole salad when you give it a light toss.
totalnoms July 26, 2011
WOW this looks excellent! Any ideas where I can find those special salts? Is my best bet online?
Sagegreen July 26, 2011
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!
borntobeworn July 25, 2011
This will be another winner from Sagegreen :) I can't wait to try it (and will very soon).
Sagegreen July 25, 2011
Aw thanks, btbw!
nannydeb July 25, 2011
Sounds like a great combo!
Sagegreen July 25, 2011
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!
wssmom July 25, 2011
I am going to prepare this for tomorrow's lunch (I have Tuesdays off, how weird is that?). It looks absolutely delightful!
Sagegreen July 25, 2011
Thanks, wssom. This would be so good with your bowl of red! Let me know how you like it!