Meet our new favorite salad! Persimmon Fennel Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Hazelnuts. A guaranteed crowd pleaser with a wonderful balance of sweet and savory.
We love creating new salads and this Persimmon Fennel Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Hazelnuts has become our new fall/winter favorite. During the colder months, when tomatoes aren’t exactly sweet, and cucumbers are sort of watery and lack flavor, produce such as fennel, pomegranates and persimmons are staples in our fridge. And they are a great way to add a fresh component to our meals!
We enjoy fennel cooked or raw . Pomegranates? We’re slightly obsessed with them. We pretty much add them to anything!! (we highly recommend you try our roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad !). Besides being juicy, delicious and stunning, pomegranates are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and rich in fiber. If you’re not sure how to seed one, here’s a video that will show you how to do it!
As for persimmons, we used the Fuyu variety for this fennel salad. Fuyu persimmons look like an orange tomato and can be eaten while still hard. The Hachiya variety on the other hand, is shaped like a large acorn and must be eaten when it’s really, really soft and ripe. Otherwise, it will leave a very unpleasant, cotton like sensation in your mouth. Watch how to peel and cut a Fuyu persimmon below!
You can serve this salad was a side dish, or add a protein make it a light lunch or dinner!
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This Persimmon Fennel Salad with Pomegranate seeds and hazelnuts is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, with a wonderful balance of sweet and savory.
1 large fennel bulb, sliced (see note)
1 pomegranate, seeded (about 1 cup of pomegranate seeds) (check out our video!)
2 Fuyu Persimmons, peeled and sliced (another video!)
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
1 tbsp brown mustard
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl or large serving plater
To prepare the dressing, whisk all the dressing ingredients together until well combined. Pour over salad right before serving and toss well
- Serves 2, if you want the salad to be a main part of your meal, or 4 if used as a side
- Save the fennel fronds to flavor stocks, soups and even to make pesto!
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 151
- Sugar: 18
- Sodium: 637
- Fat: 6.5
- Saturated Fat: .8
- Unsaturated Fat: 13
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 24.5
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 2
- Cholesterol: 0