Layers of beautiful orange persimmons and leafy greens with a dusting of Washington walnuts makes for a festive winter salad.
Persimmons in the winter time make me so happy. You see, I’m a salad person and come winter in the Pacific NW we are in a lack of tomatoes phase. So, what a better replacement than sweet persimmons? They have a beautiful orange color, are sweet, but fairly mild with a honey taste and have a similar texture to tomato. In this salad we use chopped walnut because right about this time, the walnuts have dried from the Washington State walnut trees. Drizzle on my house dressing, a shallot vinaigrette, and it’s that simple.
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Shaved Persimmon & Walnut Salad
- 1 head living lettuce or any type of leafy green lettuce torn
- 1 persimmon cut of top and discard. Cut remainder in very thin slices
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
Dressing: Combine all ingredients together
- 1 tbsp shallot
- 1 tsp agave
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp parmesan grated
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp pepper
- Dressing: Combine all ingredients together
- Layer persimmon and greens in a salad bowl, drizzle with dressing, top with walnuts.