Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad
- Fuyu persimmon*, peeled, cut into four slices widthwise and cut each slice into 8 pieces
- pomegranate seeds
- baby lettuce mix and arugula
- green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup light olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons clover honey
Put all ingredients in a jar and shake until well blended.
Arrange the amount of greens you would like on a plate and sprinkle with the sliced onions. Drizzle with the dressing and place the sliced persimmons and pomegranate seeds on the side.
*There are two kinds of persimmons that you find in stores. Hachiya persimmons are acorn shaped and you wait until they are very soft, cut them in half and scoop out the insides and puree them for baking. Fuyu persimmons are shaped like tomatoes and are eaten staring when you can slightly press into them but the are still basically firm.
Fuyu persimmons are at the top and Hachiya are on the bottom.
To remove seeds from a pomegranate, cut a cap on the top of the pomegranate and peel it off. Where you see a thicker white membrane, make slices from the top to the center on the bottom. Then split the pomegranate apart with your hands. Remove the thin membranes.