Salad for Breakfast? Featuring: Tangelo.

Tangelo, Red Cabbage, Onion, Avocado

Salad, tangelo, avocado, cabbage, onion

The tangelo, in case you never heard of one, is allegedly a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit.  From the name, I am wondering if this is really a cross between tangerine and pomello, which is sort of a grapefruit without much of the flavor (in my experience).

Anyhow, these guys are about tangerine-sized, maybe a bit larger, and when you cut into them they are extremely juicy, and my urge to make nice little segments out of the half fell (literally) to pieces.  So, well, we have what we have, and appearances be forgotten.

Recipe:  (this is for breakfast for one.  Upscale for lunch or dinner salad, or for multiple people.)

Red Cabbage:  Approximately three slices, sliced thin and coarsely chopped further.
Onion:  1 slice from a large onion (white or yellow or Vidalia), two from a moderately-sized onion.  Dice coarsely , allowing some shreds and semi-circles to exist.
1/2 Tangelo, don’t waste the liquid you get when you cut into it.  Remove peel of course.  The fibrous sections holding the segments of tangelo “sort of” together are not remotely hard to eat.
1/2 avocado, peeled and sliced.

Layer things — cabbage then onion on top, then tangelo pieces on top of that, and then arrange the avocado around the salad artistically — or in this case, what might pass for same.  Drizzle some of the tangelo juices that you probably have, around the salad.  (Drink any extra…)

Optional condiments:

Cracked black pepper.
Small splash of apple cider vinegar, with a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Pinch of nutmeg.
Fresh cilantro.

I didn’t do any of the above, since it was early in the day and I hadn’t my coffee, yet.  Brain probably wasn’t fully functional and inventive yet…  But I throw these out as ideas for you.


Anyhow, thoughts on tangelo:  The taste owes a lot to tangerine, but you can indeed catch an overlay of grapefruit in there.  It is a very watery fruit, and at least in my hands this one day, internal segmentation is hard to maintain for an aesthetic presentation.  Most of you, if you are interested in exploring this fruit, shouldn’t mind this property when doing  informal family gatherings, or personal meals.  Also, I don’t suspect many will do this for breakfast, but as a nutritious salad side this could be a welcome meal idea.

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About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
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1 Response to Salad for Breakfast? Featuring: Tangelo.

  1. Layla says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us as part of our Fast and Easy Paleo Recipe link party!

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