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Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad

Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad – a raw, vegan and vibrant salad using persimmon and pomegranate on a bed of arugula, radicchio (chicory), frisée (endive) and baby spinach. Perfect for the summer heat.

Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad. This isn't your typical salad combo but it's absolutely delicious! Completely raw, vegan and gluten free.

I never used to like salads until I went Paleo. True talk. I’m thinking it’s because the Paleo diet helps to reset your palate – you begin to TASTE your food. The paleo diet helps to bring back the dullness from your taste buds by filling your body with more fresh and nutritious food, just like this Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad 😉

Have you ever had persimmon before? It’s also known as ‘Sharon Fruit’ and is mostly in season from October till early February. However, in true western fashion, you’ll probably be able to find it all year round (maybe in limited quantities though). I LOVE this fruit, it’s way up there with my love for plantains. The persimmon we get in the UK is the Fuyu kind and you simply eat it like an apple. It’s kind of crisp but has a softer inner flesh than the apple does. (I’m trying to give you the low down on this fruit because it’s simply amazing and I need everyone to know about it and try it out lol – don’t worry you can scroll down to the recipe now haha).

This Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad is simple because all you need to do is cut up your persimmon and pomegranate. I found that the easiest way for me to get the actual seeds out of the pomegranate is to first, slice around the pomegranate, twist it to open then just tap them out with a wooden spoon. Of course, that means you get some of the juice all over the bowl but it works for me. If you know an easier way, pray tell.

 

How to eat a pomegranate

 

If you’ve been on my blog before, you’ll see that I love mixing fruit in basically everything and this Persimmon Pomegranate Salad is my best mix yet! Remember, I said last week that I would be giving you something full of colour? Well, isn’t this quick salad super colourful?! Make this a work lunch or even the salad you serve at your next BBQ, trust me, your guests will thank you – you can’t have just a potato salad at every BBQ now, can ya?!

For this, simple salad I used just a little bit of balsamic vinegar as a dressing, just to give it a nice touch but you’re welcome to leave it out if it doesn’t work for you. I also added some walnuts for an extra crunch but you can leave it out or switch to a nut you like better (almonds, maybe?). Why not give this Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad a try and let me know your thoughts?

Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad. This raw, vegan salad is vibrant and healthy. Perfect for your weight loss goals!Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad. This raw, vegan salad is vibrant and healthy. Perfect for your weight loss goals!

Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad. A colourful, raw and vegan salad that is a great addition to a BBQ or an exciting addition to your diet for your weight loss goals. Fall in love with fruit and vegetables with these delicious and simple salad!

 

Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad

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By WhittyPaleo Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: N/A

Simple Persimmon Pomegranate Mixed Leaf Salad - a raw and vibrant salad filled with persimmon, pomegranate and avocados on a bed of arugula, radicchio (chicory), frisee (endive) and baby spinach. Topped with walnuts and drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients

  • 2 persimmon (sliced or chopped)
  • 1/2 pomegranate (deseeded)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 200g mixed leaves*
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Instructions

1

Chop up your persimmon and deseed your pomegranate if you haven't done so. Chop your avocado.

2

Layer your salad or simply toss together – it’s your aesthetic choice! Drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the salad and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • 135 Calories
  • 10.9g Carbohydrates
  • 9.6g Fat
  • 2.3g Fiber
  • 2.6g Protein
  • 1.3g Saturated fat
  • 2mg Sodium
  • 2.9g Sugar
  • -g Trans fat
  • 8.3g Unsaturated fat

Notes

*I used arugula, radicchio (chicory), frisee (endive) and baby spinach

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Swathi
    July at 9:42 PM

    This is not only simple but also healthy and colorful salad. I love persimmon but never added in a salad. I think now I can add. This is best way to enjoy a healthy salad.

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:08 PM

      Definitely a nice variation to add!

  • Reply
    Soniya
    July at 9:40 PM

    Oh wow!! I have never tried a recipe with this fruit. pinning it will try this salad soon!!

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:09 PM

      It’s a nice addition Soniya! I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    karyn
    July at 8:18 PM

    What a bright colorful salad – great idea adding pomegranates, they look like little jewels.. Your photos really bring your dish to life

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:09 PM

      Thanks Karyn!

  • Reply
    Molly Kumar
    July at 8:29 AM

    This is gorgeous Whitney!! I wish I could grab some of the screen and eat right away. It’s perfect for summer lunches and i’ll try soon.

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:10 PM

      Haha, thanks Molly! I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂

  • Reply
    Hanady Awada | Recipe Nomad
    July at 1:53 AM

    I love the combo of persimmon and pomegranates. Sounds beautifully refreshing for a hot summer’s day!

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:10 PM

      Very very refreshing! 😀

  • Reply
    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife
    July at 12:49 AM

    Love simple salads like this that are also very colorful and filled with fruit!

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:11 PM

      I love mixing fruit in my salads – the way forward! 😀

  • Reply
    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    July at 9:44 PM

    What a bright and colorful fun looking salad! Full of tasty ingredients!

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:11 PM

      Very tasty!!

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    July at 7:19 PM

    I love Persimmon and pomegranate but I’ve never added Persimmon to my salad ever. I do like the idea. I must try that soon. This looks so colorful and pretty!

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:12 PM

      It’s a must try for sure!

  • Reply
    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    July at 2:49 PM

    What an AMAZING looking salad – all that fresh, bright color makes me want to grab a fork immediately! I’m new to persimmon, but can see me being a fan!

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:13 PM

      Haha, if you like sweet fruits then yes!

  • Reply
    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    July at 12:13 PM

    What a beautiful salad!! The color and combination really makes me want to dig in. Now the persimmons we have around here (local) are the kind that make your mouth pucker — that wouldn’t do for a salad. I would have to try the imported ones. Will be on the lookout for the persimmons.

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:14 PM

      Oh I see! Yeah, give the imported ones a try.. I only ever see the Fuyu kind in the UK!

  • Reply
    Helene D'Souza
    July at 7:29 AM

    Oh that looks like a nutritious creative salad. I hadn’t thought of persimmon in salads before. It’s quite a versatile fruit. We get two varieties commonly here in Asia but there are for sure more. 🙂

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:14 PM

      It’s definitely a great addition to salads!

  • Reply
    Gloria Duggan
    July at 1:27 AM

    What a healthy looking salad. I have never bought a persimmon before. Love pomegranates, so this looks like something I would like to try for sure.

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      July at 1:15 PM

      It’s a must try Gloria!

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