Get Your Jelly On – Day 16: Avocado, Smoked Salmon & Grapefruit Salad


Another glorious day in London! I spent the whole day busy cooking, so, basically my time was spent in the kitchen, preparing dishes for this week’s Royal Selangor – Get Your Jelly On– 30-day Challenge. 2 more weeks to go! Can’t believe it has gone passed really fast, halfway through now. Not bad that I am still doing my daily post and I have been using Royal Selangor Pewter Jelly Mould a lot! It is really handy to make food into interesting shape which we usually don’t

For lunch, I made a really quick and tasty salad that uses only 3 ingredients – avocado, smoked salmon and grapefruit. These are some of my favourite ingredients in making salad. I particularly love grapefruit as it kind of reminds me of pomelo, though the taste isn’t quite the same. I could have used pomelo but that would mean to make a special trip to Chinatown, so, I stick to grapefruit.

What is important in making this dish is the balance of flavours – as smoked salmon is slightly salty, the citrusy taste of grapefruit pairs it so well that it does not only cut down the saltiness but gives a really light and refreshing taste to the whole dish. I made a really simple dressings to go with it too as I want to preserve as much of the original flavours as possible. Making this salad takes you less than 15 minutes!


Avocado, Smoked Salmon & Grapefruit Salad

Yield: 2 persons


1 avocado, cut into cubes
150g smoked salmon, cut into strips
1 white grapefruit, cut into segments

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste


1. Put avocado into the jelly mould and fill up to 1/3 full. Then, layer the smoked salmon until it is 2/3 full. Add the grapefruit until the mould is full. Press to make sure it is compact.

2. Turn out the ingredients from the mould carefully into cone shape. Driz