Asian Pear and Persimmon Salad

January 18, 2013
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Growing up in a Korean family, we would LOVE to eat persimmons every winter. The sweet fruit totally hit the spot when I was hungry and couldn't wait for dinner. Many of my friends did not know what a persimmon was, and if they did, did not know how to serve it in meals, A few months ago, I came across Caroline Russock's blog, Delicious Eats, and found the recipe Asian Pear, Persimmon, and Almond Salad. I was delighted to find something I can serve to my friends when I had them over and also enjoy the delicious fruit! I tried the recipe and thought it incorporated too much lime and not enough olive oil and cayenne pepper. So, this is my adaptation of her salad recipe. —Sarah D

What You'll Need
  • 1/8 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon *cayenne pepper
  • 2 ounces salad mix or sliced red leaf lettuce
  • 1 Asian pear, peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 2 ripe Fuyu persimmons, peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  1. In a small bowl, wisk the freshly squeezed lime juice, oil, honey, salt, and cayenne pepper, until blended well.
  2. In a large bowl, place a layer of salad, fruit, and one or two tablespoons of dressing. Gently mix until throughly mixed.
  3. Add another layer of salad, fruit, this time with the sliced almonds. Add remaining dressing and gently mix the salad until everything is well distributed.
  4. Plate the salad and serve.
  5. *Add less if desired.

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2 Reviews

Elaine September 30, 2019
When you pick up recipes from blog posts, it would be lovely if you could credit back to the original source. The recipe above was not created by Caroline Russock but was a review of a recipe from The Sunset Cookbook. I know the original recipe well because it was one I created for Sunset, inspired by the persimmons and Asian pears that were both in season at my local farmers' market in Palo Alto, CA. Thank you.
Sarah D. October 1, 2019
Thank you for showing me where the original is. I did not know it was available online and thought it was in their cookbook.