persimmon salad

Persimmon Salad with Persimmon Vinaigrette

Persimmon Salad is simple and absolutely delicious when served with this easy homemade persimmon vinaigrette salad dressing.

I made this salad once for myself and recreated the dressing for a salad with radish greens and kale. The lightly sweet persimmon vinaigrette was a nice balance to the bitter greens. And the salad earned rave reviews from everyone, including a few that aren’t salad fans. 

If you chose to use Hachiya persimmon instead of Fuyu, make sure it is very soft and ripe. Otherwise, it could be too astringent for your taste.

Persimmon Nutrition

Persimmons are high in vitamins A and C as well as manganese and potassium. Each fruit is about 120 calories with 6 grams of fiber.

That beautiful orange color is due to the high concentration of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent a host of chronic illnesses such as cardiac disease, mental decline, and several different types of cancers. (source)

Persimmon Salad Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pecan halves or pieces
  • 1 Fuyu Persimmon
  • 1 shallot (or a tablespoon of onion)
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • salad greens

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, toast the pecans over medium heat for 2-3 minutes util lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Remove the persimmon stem and cut in half. Thinly slice half of the fruit and set aside. Cut the other half into a few chunks.
  3. In a blender or food processor, add persimmon chunks, shallot, oil and vinegar. Blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add salad greens to a plate or bowl, top with persimmon slices, toasted pecans, and salad dressing. Serve immediately.

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About Audrey Humaciu

Audrey Humaciu is an avid "maker" that believes homemade is better. Check out her blog, That Recipe, and rediscover the simple pleasures of cooking and eating real foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. She'll show you how easy it can be.

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