Vegan Persimmon Pear Salad with Walnuts

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Lamb’s lettuce (or arugula or baby spinach) combines perfectly with sweet juicy pears and crunchy walnuts in this simple classic winter salad. If you prefer, apples can be used instead of pears. This simple salad is complimentary to a variety of meat dishes or pan seared tempeh if you want to keep it vegan.

  • 70 g Lamb’s lettuce (aka mâche or corn salad)
  • 2 Pears, sliced
  • 1 Small zucchini, sliced
  • 1-2 Persimmon, sliced
  • Handful of candied walnuts
  • 50 ml Olive oil
  • 15 ml Walnut oil
  • 3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Paprika flakes, mild
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place corn salad, pear, zucchini, persimmon slices in a large serving platter.
  2. Place olive oil, walnut oil, red wine vinegar, maple syrup, paprika flakes, and mustard in a screw-top jar. Secure the lid. Shake to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss to combine. Top with candied walnuts and serve immediately. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


mjskit 4/1/18 04:12

What a great salad to kick off the new year! Always looking for another way to eat persimmon. YAY!

Nancy Chan 4/1/18 07:15

I love persimmons and I know I will like this salad very much! Yums!

Easyfoodsmith 4/1/18 09:55

Beautiful salad and a very happy new year Angie!

claudia lamascolo 4/1/18 13:33

This is so darn pretty I am not sure I would want to ruin it by eating it! :) great job Angie!

Jean | 4/1/18 15:33

Angie, this is fabulous! I hope I can find some persimmons today because I *must* have this salad!

No Spoon Necessary 4/1/18 15:39

Happy New Year, Angie!! This salad is absolutely gorgeous and I'm LOVING the flavors! We have a persimmon treat in our yard, so I'm thinking I need to make this immediately! Cheers, friend!

All That I'm Eating 4/1/18 16:08

Love all the colours and textures in this salad, it sounds delicious!

Tricia Buice 4/1/18 16:55

Oh how I love pear salads and the persimmon is a great pairing (pun intended) and walnuts are always a favorite in a lovely salad. Great recipe to start the year off right! Happy New Year Angie :)

Evi 4/1/18 18:25

This salad looks beautiful, Angie!

Alida 4/1/18 22:05

Happy new year Angie! I hope you had a nice time. Your salad comes perfect in time for January. I need to lose weight so I welcome your delicious recipe. I absolutely adore persimmons.

Evelyne CulturEatz 4/1/18 22:55

Oh what a lovely salad, I love fruity notes with arugula and nuts. I have to go by persimmons :-D

Shibi Thomas 5/1/18 02:41

Loved the salad with persimmon! I can eat persimmon in any form.

kankana 5/1/18 04:05

Such a simple clean salad. And I always love the combination of pears with walnut.

kitchen flavours 5/1/18 11:32

A beautiful, healthy salad!
Happy New Year!

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 5/1/18 15:50

I will have to try this healthy and beautiful salad, Angie. I'll be on the hunt for persimmons today!

grace 5/1/18 16:34

this looks beautiful and sounds so tasty! those disks of fruit and veggies sure do make for a dazzling presentation. :)

Cook With Manali 5/1/18 17:54

What a pretty salad Angie, I love how you have cut the slices..happy new year!

fimère .b 5/1/18 20:16

une belle salade plein de saveurs j'adore
bonne et heureuse année 2018

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 5/1/18 23:06

This is a beautiful winter salad, Angie! I love how you've cut the fruit which makes it even more beautiful to look at. The dressing sounds great!

Liz Berg 6/1/18 00:34

Such a gorgeous, delicious salad! Those persimmon slices are a stunning addition!

Sharon D 6/1/18 00:51

Angie..the persimmons did it for me. This is fabulous presentation too! ^.^

Gloria Baker 6/1/18 01:24

Angie this salad looks absolutely delicious!!

Dawn Yucuis 6/1/18 04:10

Love the colors in this salad. Nice and healthy, great for this time of year. I love delicious salads like this.

The Yum List 6/1/18 06:03

I bet I'd love this. I do enjoy persimmon.

natalia20041989 6/1/18 08:13

I have neved tried this fruit before,but I should,looks so pretty☺

Ely 6/1/18 10:41

Oh yes, my dear friend. YOU are stunning... your recipes, your photos, your ideas.. I'm so proud of you. This salad is really amazing.. and would like to eat it with you. <3 Happy new year, little star. I wish you all the best, a lot of happiness and dreams come true. I love you, thanks for being in my life. <3

Monica 6/1/18 13:50

Fresh and bright, this salad makes a stunning starter. Happy New Year!

Debra Eliotseats 6/1/18 16:53

Lovely salad. Would you believe I only recently cooked with persimmons?

Cathleen 6/1/18 17:03

You always think up the most amazing combos! This sounds awesome!

Anca 6/1/18 18:52

Aww, the colours of this salad. It looks amazing.

nadia 6/1/18 21:53

Can't beat a good fruity salad! Love the fruit stars and flowers, they're so adorable!

Nava K 7/1/18 01:44

Tadaa. What a vibrant and beautifully presented salad. Of course kicking my hunger in.

Eva Taylor 7/1/18 15:44

We can't get maché lettuce here this time of year, so I would likely use Boston Bibb which is buttery and soft, very similar to maché. A fruit salad would be so refreshing this time of year, and I just love anything with nuts, so tasty. Happy New Year to you!

noobcook 8/1/18 03:54

Looks really refreshing and crunchy :)

Balvinder Ubi 8/1/18 05:44

Such a pretty salad! So healthy and yum!A very happy new year to you!

Geraldine Saucier 8/1/18 16:12

A colorful and delicious salad. Perfect to chase away the blahs of winter.

Pam 8/1/18 21:54

Nice salad, Angie! Very pretty and I like your plates also. Another great use of persimmons, thanks!

Rafeeda AR 9/1/18 08:04

You always use very interesting ingredients... my persimmons always end up eaten just like that, have always wanted to make salad with it...

Agness of Run Agness Run 9/1/18 10:49

I am always up for a good salad recipe and this one rocks, Angie. Can't wait to combine all of these awesome ingredients!

GG 9/1/18 13:34

A delicious salad for this time of year. We don't eat many Persimmons, not sure why but I know they'll be delicious in here. GG

Judee Algazi 9/1/18 13:52

what an interesting salad and love your presentation with the fruit sliced in rounds and how the pear makes a natural star. My husband is very fond of persimmons so a salad like this would be a special treat. Thanks for the recipe

Jessica Hylton 9/1/18 17:34

Ooooh so pretty Angie!!! I LOVE the persimmons in this salad, for sure!!

Alida 9/1/18 21:37

This is the perfect way to start the new year, fresh and delicious your salad!

Kitchen Riffs 10/1/18 02:27

Wow, this looks SO GOOD! Wonderful flavor, too, I'll bet -- such a nice assortment of ingredients. Thanks!

Katerina 10/1/18 08:48

I love the combo of fruits and greens!

Sean Parker 10/1/18 09:40

Loving this recipe, thank you so much for sharing it with us.
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Pola & Cleme 10/1/18 12:07

Hi Angie! I love salads with fruit. These salads are so fresh and yours looks delicious. Kisses

Jeff 10/1/18 14:36

What a beautiful salad! I love persimmon. Normally, I'm just so excited to get one - since they're only around for part of the year - that I just eat it as is. But what a great idea to make it the centerpiece of a salad!

Cheri Savory Spoon 10/1/18 17:17

I bet persimmons and pears are wonderful together, never would of thought of that combination myself, beautiful salad Angie, Happy New Year!

Shashi at SavorySpin 11/1/18 03:01

Mmmm I sure do love persimmons - and Angie, this is such a crisp and delicious use of them. Love the pairing with pears and walnuts in this light and lovely salad!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 11/1/18 03:14

From the pears to the maple syrup, this is a salad that would make my husband smile! Happy New Year!

Vicki Bensinger 12/1/18 00:14

This is so pretty and I love the ingredients as well as the dressing!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 12/1/18 05:47

I am so pleased it's Persimmon season again, this salad look so fresh and tasty.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 14/1/18 21:10

I love how beautiful persimmons look in this winter salad!

tigerfish 15/1/18 23:24

I love fruits, vegetables and nuts in a salad bowl. Just added citrus blood orange to my veggie bowl today but forgotten the nuts :P

Reeni Pisano 16/1/18 03:07

You always inspire me to eat more salads! This is gorgeous Angie!!

Katerina 5/2/18 10:28

I love, love fruity salads!


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