Thai Pomelo Salad (Dtam Som Oo)

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


Sweet pomelo pairs beautifully with chiles, peanuts, and mint in this recipe for a classic Thai salad from Talde in Brooklyn, New York. This recipe first appeared in our March 2014 issue with the story Winter's Brightest Jewel.

What You Will Need


  • 14 cup Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 4 pomelos, peeled and supremed, juices reserved
  • 2 fresh red Thai chiles, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup trimmed watercress
  • 13 cup roughly chopped peanuts, lightly toasted
  • 20 mint leaves


Step 1

Whisk fish sauce, sugar, juices, chiles, garlic, and 1⁄4 cup water in a bowl. Stir in pomelo, watercress, peanuts, and mint.

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