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Healthy Persimmon Recipes

Last week, I delved into the world of Persimmons and have never looked back!

I had never had a persimmon before researching this post for the blog. So, being the nerd that I am, I deep dived into the world of persimmons and did tons of research.

It all started with a simple google “what is a persimmon” and it just evolved from there. I discovered some fascinating info, which I posted here on the blog in this post –  Nutrition & Health Benefits of Persimmons

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Perhaps my favorite part of the “research” though was recipe testing. I tried about 8 different recipes featuring persimmons and decided these 2 were my favorite healthy persimmon recipes.

Persimmon & Toasted Walnut Salad

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This salad is just as delicious to look at as it is to eat. It’s full of healthy ingredients, comes together in less than 10 minutes and makes perfect leftovers.

Ingredients

16 oz mixed greens (I used the crunchy cruciferous blend from Trader Joe’s which has kale, brussels sprouts, and cabbage)

2 persimmons, sliced

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup walnuts

1/4 cup dijon vinaigrette (1 small shallot, minced –  1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar – 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard –  1⁄2 teaspoon salt  – 3⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spread the walnuts out on a sheet pan, in a single layer and roast in the oven for about 5-8 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove and set aside to cool

Prepare the dijon vinaigrette

Add the mixed greens, sliced persimmons, and dried cranberries to a large bowl.

Toss with the dijon vinaigrette and mix well.

Sprinkle toasted walnuts on top and serve.

 

Broiled Persimmons with Greek Yogurt

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Broiled to perfection, these persimmons are then topped with creamy greek yogurt and toasted walnuts. Perfect for breakfast or dessert. 

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 persimmons, sliced into rounds

1-2 tsp sugar (or honey)

1/3 cup plain, greek yogurt

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spread the walnuts out on a sheet pan, in a single layer and roast in the oven for about 5-8 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove and set aside to cool

Set the oven to the broil feature

Lay a sheet of foil on a baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray

Lay the sliced persimmons on the sheet pan, in a single layer

Sprinkle lightly with sugar (or honey if you prefer)

Broil in the oven for about 4-5 minutes, until tops are golden brown

Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly

Place about 2 tbsp greek yogurt on each plate, add 2 slices of broiled persimmons and top with toasted walnuts

 

 

Both recipes are simple and look beautiful on a plate! I also can’t wait to try this Belgian Waffle with Persimmon & Mandarin Orange Compote recipe from Sugar Love Spices…dreamy for brunch!

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Sharing healthy persimmon recipes like this Broiled Persimmons with Toasted Walnuts and Greek yogurt recipe. Perfect for dinner parties, so vibrant, fresh, healthy and delicious

 

Sharing healthy persimmon recipes like this Persimmon & Walnut Salad recipe. Perfect for dinner parties, so vibrant, fresh, healthy and delicious

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