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Persimmons salad

December 6, 2021 · Nicole Triebe

This fresh and vibrant Persimmons salad is a wonderful addition to any holiday meal! Bright Persimmon slices are paired with dried cranberries, mixed greens and creamy goat cheese are all drizzled with a maple vinaigrette to make a healthy salad the whole family will love!

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Why You’ll Love This Persimmon Salad Recipe

This persimmon salad recipe is great for any time of the year, but it’s bright vibrant color is perfect for your holiday table! The bright orange slices of sweet persimmon pairs so well with the dried cranberry and creamy goat cheese. It’s a guaranteed family favorite!

The Best Persimmon Salad Recipe

Salad is a dish that you can eat all year round, but persimmons are most common in the fall. Persimmons are delicious on their own, but when they are mixed with other ingredients in a salad recipe, they become something even more special. This tasty salad recipe has simple fresh ingredients and can be modified to your liking. Give it a try!

What are persimmons?

Persimmons is an edible berry that grows on a variety of trees in the genus Diospyros. Persimmon fruit matures late in the fall and can stay on the tree until winter months. The two main types of persimmons you’ll find in the grocery store in the United States are the fuyuhac and hachiya persimmons. There are Persimmons can be eaten fresh or they can be dried, and persimmon salad recipes are very popular. Most persimmons have a red color when ripe on the outside but all persimmons will eventually turn from green to orange as they get more mature. They look like tomatoes before ripening on the inside with large seeds in them. There are persimmon recipes for just about anything from persimmon bread to persimmon cookies, but this persimmons salad recipe is a great introduction!

What do persimmons taste like?

Persimmons can be very sweet or they can have an astringent flavor if not ripe enough before eating raw. The persimmons’ sweetness is a great addition to salads since persimmon salad recipes can have tart, sweet or spicy flavors depending on the recipe you use. Persimmons are also very high in fiber and vitamin A, which means that persimmon salad recipes are good for your diet too! Persimmons are a great addition to your favorite winter salads!

Equipment Needed to Make This Persimmon Salad Recipe

  • Measuring Cups (1/2 and 1/4)
  • Measuring Spoons (tablespoon, 1/2 tsp, 1/4/ tsp)
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large serving bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Cookie sheet

Persimmon Salad Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of green butter lettuce or baby spinach, chopped
  •  4 ounces of red leaf lettuce or mixed greens, chopped
  • 2 persimmons, sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted sweet potato
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • 1 pink lady apple, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

How To Make Persimmon Salad

Step 1. Frst, cut sweet potato into 1/2″ pieces, toss with olive oil and salt and pepper, and roast on a baking sheet at 400 for 20 minutes

Step 2. Next remove from the sweet potato from the oven and let cool slightly

Step 3. Make the dressing by whisking together apple cier vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, olive oil, salt and black pepper in a small bowl

Step 4. After that, slice stem ends off of persimmons and slice the rest of the berry into 1/4″ slices

Step 4. Toss greens, goat cheese, pepitas, and cranberries in a large serving bowl. 

Step 5. Next, place slices of persimmon and apples on top. 

Step 6. Finally, drizzle with dressing and serve.

What to Serve with Your Persimmon Salad Recipe

Round out your meal with these delicious main dishes

Duck breast with blackberry sauce

Stuffed leg of lamb

Sous vide steak

What else goes great with persimmons?

Cranberries, pomegranate seeds or pomegranate arils, red onions, oranges, apples, balsamic vinegar, radicchio leaves, feta cheese and nuts are some great accompaniments to persimmon salad recipes. There are also persimmon dessert recipes that include persimmons with chocolate for more of a sweet treat! Persimmons can be used in so many dishes because they have such an interesting flavor and texture.

Best Way to Store This Persimmon Salad Recipe

Store persimmon salad undressed in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

How Long Will This Persimmon Salad Last in the Refrigerator?

This persimmon salad will last, undressed, in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Other Persimmon Recipes You’ll Love

Pork Roast with Warm Persimmons Sauce

Why not walk on the wild side and serve your traditional pork roast with exotic persimmon sauce?

Vegan Chocolate Persimmons Pudding

An indulgent, yet very healthy persimmon chocolate vegan pudding using persimmon pulp, cocao powder and a dash of vanilla. An easy healthy vegan dessert recipe the whole family will love.

Fuyu Persimmon Prosciutto Appetizers with Ricotta and Blackberries

My Easy Fuyu Persimmon Prosciutto Appetizers with Ricotta and Blackberries might look super fancy, but come together in just minutes. Perfect for a holiday party or for a special date night at home.

Persimmons Jam

This simple persimmon jam uses no additional sugar or pectin! It’s an easy, winter treat perfect for spreading on toast and dolloping in yogurt or oatmeal. No canning necessary and makes a great edible holiday gift as well!

The persimmon salad recipe is a great way to get in some healthy, refreshing food. And if you’re feeling adventurous next time you want to make this dish, try adding different ingredients to your salad.

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Persimmons salad

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 46 side servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This fresh and vibrant Persimmons salad is a wonderful addition to any holiday meal! Bright Persimmon slices paired with dried cranberries, mixed greens and creamy goat cheese are all drizzled with a maple vinaigrette to make a healthy salad the whole family will love!


Ingredients

Scale

4 ounces of green butter lettuce, chopped

4 ounces of red leaf lettuce, chopped

2 persimmons, sliced

1/2 cup roasted sweet potato

4 ounces crumbled goat cheese

1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 tablespoons pepitas

1 pink lady apple, sliced thin

1 tablespoon whole grain dijon mustard

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

Cut sweet potato into 1/2″ pieces and roast at 400 for 20 minutes -.  Remove from oven and let cool slightly

Make dressing by whisking together ingredients in a small bowl

Toss greens, goat cheese, pepitas, and cranberries in a large serving bowl.  Place sliced apples and persimmons on top.  Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Notes

Look for plump persimmons with smooth, shiny, orange skin free of cracks or blemishes. Buy ripe persimmons only if you plan to eat them within a day or two, and store them in the fridge. Unripe persimmons can take a few days to ripen— keep them at room temperature until ripe.

 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 oz
  • Calories: 435
  • Sugar: 12.5g
  • Sodium: 387.4mg
  • Fat: 15.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.9g
  • Fiber: 9.5g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 16.7mg

Keywords: persimmons; salad; sweet potato; cranberries

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