Persimmon Kale Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate

CA GROWN Blog

Discover. Learn. Connect.

Persimmon Kale Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate

November 29, 2017
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

Read Bio »
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes

Persimmon Kale Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate

Yay, persimmons are here!  

This particular winter fruit has made its way into my little heart a little bit more every year, and this year they’ve made a big bang! 

Persimmons have been known in the past as a sort of “one note” fruit and pigeon-holed into just being an ingredient for cookies, but I am here to show you a quick and simple way to incorporate them into a beautiful winter salad that is bright, crunchy and sweet.

 

The tartness of the Feta cheese and the crunch of the walnuts help offset the mild sweetness of the persimmon.  All of the nooks and crannies of the kale are kissed with a poppyseed vinegarette and sprinkled with pomegranate arils to top it off.

Yes!!!

All those flavors are like a carnival in the mouth!

 

Of course, one of the main players in the salad is the giant, juicy pomegranate.  I love it when a fruit is just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside!

 

Of course, the star of the show is persimmons.  I used two in this recipe, but feel free to use more if you want… I’m not gonna stop ya!

 

We start with a beautiful bed of fresh kale.  Kale is being harvested right now in the state so you should be able to find it in abundance at your local grocery store.

 

Add a generous layer of sliced persimmons 

 

Followed by crumbled feta cheese and chopped walnuts

 

Top the entire salad with fresh pomegranate arils.

 

I whipped up a 3 minute batch of poppyseed dressing using Olive Oil, golden balsamic, lemon and poppyseed (recipe below) 

 

And tossed the entire salad for my guests.  I am on the fence about dressing salads or allowing guests to dress, but this particular salad needs time to get into all the nooks and crannies of the kale, so dress away!

 

Serve it up and get ready for all the ooohs and ahhhs

 

 

Persimmon Kale Salad with Walnuts & Pomegranate
Serves 6
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 whole bunch of kale, washed and chopped
  2. 2 persimmon, quartered lengthwise and sliced thin
  3. 1/2 pomegrante, arils removed
  4. 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  5. 1 cup chopped walnuts
FOR DRESSING
  1. 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  2. 1 T. golden balsamic
  3. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  4. 1 t. poppy seed
  5. 1/2 t.salt
  6. 1.2 t. pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all the dressing ingredinets and whisk to combine. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  2. In a large bowl, add the kale, persimmon, feta, walnut and pomegranate
  3. Pour the dressing over and toss to dress
  4. Serve immediatley and enjoy
California Grown /

If you are on a persimmon kick, check out this recipe too…

Persimmon Grilled Cheese

 

 

 
 

New Member Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Download Pdf Form

Licensing Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Certification Mark Licensing Agreement Service Mark Compliance agreement