When it comes to fall salads this persimmon salad is a winner. With the smoothest dressing made with olive oil and fresh orange juice this is a perfect fall lunch.
Time for another hearty salad. I posted a recipe for a fruity winter salad in the winter and now I’m posting another recipe for a salad that uses delicious seasonal fruits. This time it is persimmons. One of my favorite fruits of the season. One other way I like preparing them is to make homemade pudding, with no starch whatsoever.
Okay, back to the salad. For this salad you can use any variety of persimmons that has a solid center when ripe, so you can cut it in slices or wedges. The varieties that are only ripe when gooey are not okay, since they won’t hold its shape and honestly the texture would probably feel awful in a salad. So let’s stick with a solid meat persimmon! But make sure they are ripe.
What other ingredients are in this persimmon salad?
Lots of green leafy lettuce. You can uuse any variety you like or have in your garden. I used endive in my salad. The other leafy lettuce I used is radicchio. I love it both for color and its flavor.
There’s also some thinly shaved carrots for bite and freshness. And I topped it all with some chopped almonds and goat cheese.
And now the best part…
The orange dressing. This persimmon salad wouldn’t be so delicious without the orange dressing. The orange adds a nice freshness to the salad and I also added a little turmeric, just because we all need to boost our immune systems right now, do you agree?
Persimmon Salad With Orange Dressing
- half of a green leafy lettuce chpped into bite sizes
- half of a radicchio chopped into bite sizes
- 1 small carrot sliced with a peeler
- 2 small persimons cut into thin slices or small wedges
- 1/2 cup goat cheese (100g)
- 2 TBPS almonds chopped
- 2 TBSP freshy squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- pinch of turmeric
- pinch of black pepper
Add all dressing ingredients in a mason jar, close the lid and shake util well blended.
Place all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl, pour over the dressing and toss to coat all the ingredients.
You can find the recipe in Slovene here.