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A bright and cheery Persimmon Salad with fennel, pomegranate, butter lettuce and citrus vinaigrette.

Persimmon Salad with Citrus Dressing

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: salad, vegan
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: Northwest


Persimmon Salad with shaved fennel, butter lettuce, pomegranate seeds, and a bright citrus dressing. Perfect for the holiday table! Vegan and Gluten-free.


Units Scale
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 12 Fuyu persimmons, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 8 oz butter lettuce
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/8 C pistachios (optional)
  • 1/8 C crumbled goat cheese or feta ( optional)

Citrus Dressing

  • 1 orange- zest and its juice- about 1/2 C
  • 1 lime – zest and its juice- about 1/4 C
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon shallot very finely chopped


  1. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or jar. Set aside.
  2. Toss butter lettuce, fennel and onion with some of the dressing ( you may not need all).
  3. To platter the salad–  lay a bed of dressed greens on a platter. Scatter slices of persimmon over the dressed lettuce. Garnish with pomegranate seeds ( and pistachio and goat cheese if using), and spoon a little more dressing on the persimmons. Crack some pepper over top.
  4. To plate the salad -layer slices of persimmon with dressed lettuce fennel mixture, top with pomegranate.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 242
  • Sugar: 17.7 g
  • Sodium: 229.8 mg
  • Fat: 15.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5 mg

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