Who does not love to have a bright salad during a winter day? This winter salad recipe from All Recipes is exactly what you need to feel better during a season devoted to foods. This pomegranate and persimmon salad is sweet and flavorful with a bit of crunch and nuttiness comes from pecans. Check out the easy winter salad recipe with pomegranates and persimmons:
Winter Salad: Pomegranate and Persimmon
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1 peeled large pomegranate (seeds separated)
2 peeled Fuyu persimmons (each of them cut into 8 pieces)
Herb salad mix (1 packet or 8 ounces)
7 tarragon leaves (fresh and thinly sliced)
Pecan halves (1/2 cup)
Cornstarch (2 teaspoons)
Extra-virgin olive oil (1/4 cup)
Honey (1 and 1/2 tablespoons)
Orange juice (3/4 cup; divided)
½ juiced lime
Ground black pepper
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- Preheat the oven to 190°C or 375°F.
- Take the halved pecans on a baking sheet.
- Bake the pecans for 5 to 7 minutes or until they are toasted and fragrant. Take them out and let them cool.
- Take a small saucepan and whisk together cornstarch and ½-cup orange juice. Cook the mixture over medium heat. Stir and cook it for 3 to 5 minutes until it thickens.
- Stop cooking and stir in honey until dissolved. Then, stir lime juice, olive oil, the remaining ¼-cup orange juice, pepper, salt, and tarragon leaves into the mixture. Keep this dressing in the refrigerator and let it chill for minimum 30 minutes.
- Take a serving bowl and put the herb salad mix into it. Now, top the salad mix with pomegranate seeds, pecan halves, and persimmons slices. Finally, drizzle the chilled dressing over it.
- If you want the dressing to be creamy, use an immersion blender in the dressing.
- Make the salad tastier by using some goat cheese over the dressing.
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The juicy, fleshy Fuyu persimmons will taste like plum and apple while the pecans will give a delightful crunchy taste. The dressing may seem a bit hassle but the excellent taste will worth the labor. This winter salad recipe will be perfect for both your everyday meal or for any grand occasion.
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