Salad Colombo

Since there were a couple of different mangoes in the house, I felt like using some in a salad. I was also curious about trying out tea in a salad dressing so concocted this – Salad Colombo. Why Salad Colombo? Because I used locally produced ingredients from different parts of the country brought together in Colombo. So, why not Salad Colombo? πŸ™‚

Salad Colombo

I am taking this crunchy, tangy, bitter-sweet salad over to Angie’s FF#122, co-hosted this week by Aruna@AharamΒ and Mollie@The Frugal HausfrauΒ and for the first time, the party atΒ Throwback Thursday #44, hosted by Quinn@Dad What’s 4 Dinner, Mollie@The Frugal Hausfrau, Carlee@Cooking with Carlee, Meaghan@4 Sons ‘R’ UsΒ and Alli@Tornadough Alli.

I have been listening to Coldplay the whole day so decided to feature a song I liked.

Hope you enjoy the salad and the featured song for this week.

Salad Colombo

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Lettuce leaves
  • Mango – Β½ (large) or 1 (small)
  • Pomegranate – 2 tbsp

Pomegranate and lime infused Orange pekoe tea dressing:

  • Lime/ orange juice – 1 tbsp
  • Pomegranate juice – 1 tsp
  • Tea – Β 1 – 2 tsp
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (optional)


  1. Clean and chop up the lettuce leaves and arrange on a plate or bowl.
  2. Add sliced mango and pomegranate to the plate.
  3. Prepare the salad dressing by preparing a strong black tea and transferring about 2 tsp to a little bowl.
  4. Add the freshly processed pomegranate juice to the tea. Let it sit for a few minutes before adding the lime juice. (I prefer lime to orange juice for the dressing)
  5. If you wish, add salt and pepper, to taste. I didn’t add any in my version preferring the tanginess of the lime to be enough but my mother preferred adding a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.IMG_0234


20 thoughts on “Salad Colombo

  1. Pekoe tea in the dressing – how interesting and new to me – but as soon as I saw it, I thought “Of course!” You know I’ll be making this! Happy Fiesta Friday!!


    • Since trying out the tea dressing, both my mother and I have been making slight variations of this salad. We like it a lot. Happy Fiesta Friday and thanks for co-hosting this week, Mollie!

  2. Love the colors Avila!! I never thought of mango and pomegranate together, but it’s so pretty! (and love the pomegranate in the dressing!) Hope you’re in the middle of a relaxing weekend! xo

    • Thanks, Mollie. I wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday and since it mentioned that I needed to share something I prepared, I decided to share my favourite salad of the month. The rest of the recipes this month were my mother’s.

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