Persimmon Salad with Pears and Grapes
This Persimmon Salad with Pears and Grapes would be a perfect winter fruit salad or a treat for the holiday table!
During the holiday season there are so many rich or extra-sweet offerings, that sometimes a simple fruit salad can be just what you need to add a healthier dish to a holiday meal. The day I made this Persimmon Salad with Pears and Grapes I tried it out on a few people at my brother Mark’s house, where I’d gone to meet his mother-in-law who was visiting from New Mexico. Mrs. Garcia had made homemade tamales, something I had to sample even if they weren’t exactly a carb-conscious dish, and the salad was definitely a hit as a side dish.
Inspiration for this recipe came from the persimmons I keep talking about that I got from Andrea, and a recipe for Fall Fruit Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette from Local Flavors (affiliate link) by Deborah Madison. I used the winter fruits I had on hand, and you could certainly use apples or figs in this if you had some. I would have used pomegranate arils if I’d had them, so let your imagination run wild. What I really loved here was the barely-sweetened dressing that blended with the flavors of the different fruits.
How to Make Persimmons Salad with Pears and Grapes:
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- I only had a few grapes hanging out in the fridge (and grapes aren’t especially a winter fruit, but they were good here.)
- My goal was to cut the persimmons and pears into same sized pieces. I made the pieces about an inch square, for a rather chunky-looking salad.
- The dressing is a combination of olive oil, peanut oil, pomegranate vinegar, and Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), with a dash of salt. Use whatever sweetener you prefer.
- Mix the fruit together, then gently toss with the vinaigrette.
- As a final touch, just before serving toss the salad with some pecans that have been cut into slivers.
More Fruit Salads with Persimmons:
Winter Fruit Salad from Desert Candy
Couscous salad with Persimmon and Grapes from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Black Bean Salad with Persimmon and Avocado from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Persimmon Pomegranate Fruit Salad from Simply Recipes
- 4 Fuyu persimmons, cut in 1 inch cubes (or enough cut persimmons to make 2 cups)
- 3 Bosch pears, cut in 1 inch cubes (or enough cut pears to make 2 cups)
- 1 cup grapes, cut into halves or fourths if large
- 3/4 cup pecans, cut into half lengthwise to make slivers
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil (use a fruity oil for this)
- 1 T peanut oil
- 1 T pomegranate-flavored vinegar (I used pomegranate-flavored red wine vinegar)
- 2 T Monkfruit Sweetener
- pinch of salt, to taste
- Whisk together the dressing ingredients so flavors can blend while you cut the fruit.
- Cut grapes, persimmons, and pears into same size pieces (about 1 inch size) and place in plastic bowl.
- Toss fruit with dressing. Just before serving, toss with pecan pieces.
Other fruits such as apples, figs, or pomegranate arils could be used to replace any of these, but you need 5-6 cups of cut fruit. I used Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), but use any sweetener you prefer.
Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Local Flavors (affiliate link) by Deborah Madison.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 8gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This salad could be approved for phase 2 or 3 of the original South Beach Diet. However, this Persimmon Salad is mostly fruit, so I’d be sure most of my other food choices were vegetables or proteins on the day you’re eating this if you’re actively trying to lose weight.
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