Persimmon Pomegranate Salsa

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This slightly spicy winter salsa recipe from My Recipe, which I modified a little, uses the winter favorites of persimmons and pomegranate in place of tomatoes. Serve over smoked fish, chicken or steak, or as an appetizer atop cheese or crackers with a dab of sour cream. It can be made up to one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

  • 1 Large ripe persimmon, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds from 1 medium pomegranate
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine diced persimmon, pomegranate seeds, onion, cucumber and chopped parsley in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine lemon juice, ginger, chilli flakes, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir together and drizzle over persimmon mixture. Toss to coat. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


great-secret-of-life 5/1/15 05:01

Love this combo.. so colorful and tempting.. refreshing too

Betty 5/1/15 05:53

I just discovered this fall that I LOVE persimmons! This is a totally different way to prepare them than I've ever done and it looks gorgeous and sounds delicious! :)

jasna varcakovic 5/1/15 06:06

Nice and colourful; big debate here (between some Australian nationalities) is should persimmon be eaten while hard or wait until it becomes soft. Love it anyway!

Catherine 5/1/15 06:35

Dear Angie, This is so fresh and delicious looking. Perfect to go with any meal.
Happy New Year !! xoxo Catherine

Amy 5/1/15 07:02

This is a gorgeous and refreshing salsa. I love all the ingredients in it. The sweet and tart flavors make my mouth watered. :P

Rosa's Yummy Yums 5/1/15 09:48

A fresh, colorful and delightful salsa!



Sharon D. 5/1/15 10:20

This looks so yummy, Angie ^.^

ann low 5/1/15 10:23

Very colourful and refreshing salsa. Wish I can have a bowl of it right now!

Shashi 5/1/15 10:42

Angie - this is such a colorful salad! I love persimmons but have never had them in a spicy salsa before - wonderful dish!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 5/1/15 11:45

I adore winter salads like this. Healthy, gorgeous and so different from summer salads. A real winner Angie.

Queen of Spices 5/1/15 13:13

i love persimmon, but never had it in salsa. Gotta try this.

Beth 5/1/15 15:07

January is the perfect time to serve colourful food! Love this salsa.

kitchen flavours 5/1/15 15:09

Hi Angie,
A delicious and vibrant looking salsa! I love both persimmons and pomegranates!
Happy New Year!

Pam 5/1/15 16:48

It is seriously stunning! Love the flavors, colors, and textures in this salsa.

Balvinder 5/1/15 16:53

I love this! I will try it as soon as I can. It is just the season of persimmon around here.
Happy New Year Angie! here’s wishing you and your family all the best for this year!

Mijú 5/1/15 17:39

Que colorido, una ricura.
Un saludito

Koko 5/1/15 19:02

I love pomegranates, but I'm new to persimmons (but crazy about them!!). It's great to see another use for persimmons, especially in a savoury way!

fimere 5/1/15 19:37

elle est tout en fraîcheur et couleur j'adore
bonne soirée

Gloria Baker 5/1/15 20:00

What lovely salsa Angie!!
Look beautiful!

Medeja- CranberryJam 5/1/15 20:19

Yummy! Fresh taste to accompany so many meals.. :)

turmericnspice 5/1/15 21:55

Love all those gorgeous colors.

Kelly 5/1/15 22:33

This salsa is gorgeous, Angie! The persimmons, pomegranate and cucumber sound so refreshing and I love the pretty colors! This looks so perfect after the holidays! Love this!

GlutenFreeHappyTummy 5/1/15 22:50

wow Angie, what a gorgeous recipe! yum!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 5/1/15 23:35

Such a lovely salsa preparation! I think I would love eating this right from the bowl :)

Juliana 6/1/15 03:41

I love this fruity salsa...persimmon and pomegranate...looks delicious and so refreshing!
Happy New Year Angie :)

mjskit 6/1/15 04:07

Happy 2015 Angie!! Hope you had a marvelous holiday! This salad is perfect! I've been eating persimmons like they are going out of style so finding another salad recipe is very exciting. Can't wait to make it.

Eva Taylor 6/1/15 04:50

This is a beautiful and colourful salsa, we need this kind of pretty garnish on these horrible, cold and grey winter days.

Karen Harris 6/1/15 05:13

I have heard of making salsa with persimmons, but have never heard of the delightful addition of pomegranates. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it.

Cheri Savory Spoon 6/1/15 06:00

This is the perfect salsa for this time of year, love the freshness that this brings to a dish. Happy 2015 Angie!

Nammi 6/1/15 06:38

ooooooh yumm and its like a little bowl of jewels with all those gorgeous colours!!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 6/1/15 07:54

Persimmons are such a treat and I love them. Combined with pomegranates makes this glorious. Thanks, Angie. I adore the flavors in this.

Ana Regalado 6/1/15 08:22

That salad has a wonderful color and texture , I"m pretty sure it tastes as gorgeous as it looks , what more could you ask for ?! :D

Angie , Happy New Year to you and your family !!!!

The Yum List 6/1/15 08:28

I've often wondered what to do with that fruit other than just slice and eat.

Unknown 6/1/15 09:54

Perfect salsa angie. Looks soooo delicious and yummy. :)

Amy (Savory Moments) 6/1/15 12:28

What great flavors you've combined in this salad, Angie! It will definitely help anyone eat their veggies. The persimmon is lovely, too - such a delicious fruit.

Tricia Buice 6/1/15 13:10

I could eat this on anything ... and everything! Lovely colors and wonderful flavor combination. Have a great week Angie!

Barbara 6/1/15 13:26

I love this, Angie. And it presents so beautifully! All the winter flavors. Copied already!

Kitchen Belleicious 6/1/15 19:55

what a flavorful salsa. It has the best of both worlds in that it has the texture of salsa but the sweetness of a vinaigrette almost. I love it

Nippon Nin 6/1/15 20:25

How pretty! I like everything about this salad/ingredients. And so simple and elegant!

I'm back..sort of. Happy New Year!

Evelyne CulturEatz 6/1/15 20:37

Again, Happy New Year :-) Really love this gorgeous salsa. Funny enough I just bought a case of 7 huge persimmons last week so odds are I will make this Angie :-)

tigerfish 6/1/15 21:25

I really like this salsa. It is a seasonal fall/winter salsa :)

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 6/1/15 22:39

Oh this would be perfect with cheese and crackers, so fruity and fresh what a lovely salsa!

Unknown 7/1/15 04:31

I really need to add more persimmon in my cooking. This looks fresh and nice Angie.

Alida 7/1/15 12:48

A healthy way to start off the year. I love the colours and all the ingredients you have used. Particularly I love persimmons!

Joanne 7/1/15 13:31

Now this is a recipe I need! I bet it would also be great on some winter nachos.

Monica 7/1/15 14:57

I would love this on top of a piece of flaky white fish! The colors are really welcoming!

Gourmet Getaways 7/1/15 17:36

Another refreshing and healthy mix! I will definitely save this for the next few days. Great ideas, Angie! Keep 'em comin' this year please!!!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

Unknown 7/1/15 17:49

I am always amazed at how bright and cheery your dishes are! They are full of color and flavor!

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 7/1/15 18:16

This could not be any more beautiful! I just love this combination. I have to make it since I have been wanting to do something with persimmons. Thanks for the great recipe.

Sue/the view from great island 7/1/15 19:17

We're on the same page, Angie, I'm photographing a shrimp and pomegranate salsa today! This looks so fresh and delicious, I love that you added persimmons, I never know what to do with them, but they are so pretty!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 7/1/15 20:51

Fantastic alternative salsa, Angie. So colorful!

Sophies Foodie files 7/1/15 21:02

This special Seasonal salsa looks truly refreshing & apart too, dear Angie!
There are lovely flavours in here! Yum yummmmm! ��

Unknown 7/1/15 23:03

This is almost like a new version of an Israeli salad. It's so fresh and tasty looking. Yum!

chow and chatter 7/1/15 23:36

wow love this creative and seasonal

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 8/1/15 02:09

I can just imagine how awesome this would be with some cheese and crackers (my weakness!) haha Looks wonderful!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 8/1/15 02:49

I spotted some persimmons in the market around Christmas---I still don't know what they taste like! I need to pick up a few and try your gorgeous salsa!

Geri Saucier 8/1/15 06:33

Love the colors in this salsa. It looks delicious.

Kiran @ 8/1/15 06:40

Love the colors, flavors and textures in this salsa. So summery :)

Christine Ho 8/1/15 08:42

Persimmon and pomegranate are beautiful combinations. Love the vibrant colour of this salsa.

SophiesFoodieFiles 8/1/15 11:10

What a fantastic colorful apart salsa! I love the flavors you have used in here!
The salsa looks very refreshing too! Yummm! :)

Unknown 8/1/15 15:04

So beautifully colourful! I've been trying to find decent persimmons here and all I can come across are mushy, over ripe ones or totally unripe. So, needless to say, I haven't had any this season. Love this salsa, great seasonal idea.

Claudia 8/1/15 15:24

This truly is a winter salsa. It is so pretty - I welcome pretty food in the dead of winter. It's below 0 degrees F, snowing and would love some of this "pretty" to come to my table. Happy New Year, Angie! May it bring all good things!

Jean | 8/1/15 17:23

Angie, you've done it again -- put together ingredients I would not have thought to combine but now that I see it I'm wondering why I haven't!

Hema 8/1/15 17:55

Very delicious, colorful and refreshing salad, Happy New Year Angie..

grace 8/1/15 18:47

how alliterative, pretty, and nutritious! delicious, too--very nice. :)

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 9/1/15 05:22

This is so beautiful Angie... I love this idea for a salsa - festive, seasonal and delicious! And just full of creativity, like all of your recipes. Happy new year!

motherrimmy 9/1/15 05:23

I adore this salsa! It's fruity and colorful. Perfect for my next roasted chicken.

Sophies Foodie files 9/1/15 17:34

I made it & we ate it with grilled chicken & baked potato wedges: it was super tasty! Xxx

Hattie 10/1/15 21:14

Had this for my dinner with cod and courgette spaghetti, so delicious and fresh. I'll definitely make this again! Mmmm.

My Inner Chick 11/1/15 00:56

Pure, colorful Perfection Xx

Asmita 11/1/15 21:16

Wow Angie!
Love the colors! Bright and gorgeous flavors. Looks amazing!!!

Couscous & Consciousness 12/1/15 02:17

Awesome idea, Angie. I often make a salsa like this to go with things like fish tacos using mango or pineapple, but in winter I'm always at a bit of a loss when those things aren't around. Using persimmon is a great idea - pinning this so I remember it when the season comes.

Unknown 14/1/15 17:40

Wish I'd seen this back when I was getting tons of persimmons in my weekly local veggie co-op basket!! I ended up throwing some away because I couldn't think of anything beyond, "Make persimmon bread" lol... -

Noob Cook 15/1/15 02:38

Love the tropical flavours and colours!

Barbara 18/1/15 13:49

Beautiful, Angie. This would be fabulous with fish!

Chaya 19/1/15 00:26

This is a great meshing of flavors and it is pretty as well.

Terra 19/1/15 15:47

What a fun mix of flavors! This recipe would be fun added to some roasted pork shoulder tacos, love sweet and savory with pork. Sounds delicious, Hugs, Terra


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