Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

Persimmon and pomegranate salad

Persimmon is definitely the star of my kitchen this week. They’re great as a snack or dessert just like apples or pears. They’re high in fiber and good for digestion. My current focus is to discover new ways of incorporating persimmons into my diet, in a savory way.

I’ve already shared my new favorite soup recipe (let me know if you tried!), and today I’m doing another savory persimmon recipe, this time with no heat involved.

Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

  • 1/2 cup greens of your choice (arugula or watercress are my favorites)
  • 1 Fuyu persimmon, thinly sliced or cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Optional:
  • 1-2 Tablespoons crumbled goat cheese or roasted nuts
  • 1-2 Tablespoons cooked quinoa to make the salad more filling
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 orange, juiced and zested (about 3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt + pepper to taste

1. In a small bowl, mix orange juice, zest, oil, maple syrup, season with salt and pepper.
2. Toss the greens, persimmon and pomegranate seeds with the dressing.
3. Top with goat cheese crumbles and nuts if desired. Enjoy!