Persimmon Pomegranate Salad with Maple Walnuts and Honey Dijon Dressing
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Persimmon Pomegranate Salad with Maple Walnuts

Add a festive touch to your winter salad with bright and colourful persimmons, pomegranates and apples. Top it off with slivers of cheese and maple-glazed walnuts. 
Course Salads and Dressings
Cuisine Canadian, American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 473kcal
Author Flavour & Savour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups field greens
  • 1 persimmon, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 long English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup maple glazed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Manchego cheese, shaved or slivered

Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together and set aside to allow flavours to blend.
  • Heat a small skillet and add 1/2 cup walnuts. When just beginning to brown and become fragrant, add 1 1/2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Cook for a minute or so, then remove to a piece of parchment paper and allow to cool.
  • Arrange greens on a plate, in a bowl or on a platter. Top with thinly sliced persimmon, cucumber, apple, and cheese. Add pomegranate arils and maple-glazed walnuts. Drizzle with Honey Dijon dressing and serve.

Notes

To make maple-glazed walnuts, see the recipe here or follow these simple instructions:
  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add 1/2 cup walnuts and 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup and cook, stirring occasionally until walnuts are toasted and syrup has caramelized, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with a pinch of smoked sea salt, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal