Watercress and radicchio salad with Fuyu persimmons and spicy lime vinaigrette

Watercress and radicchio salad with Fuyu persimmons and spicy lime vinaigrette

Every November, a box of Fuyu persimmons arrives at my doorstep. They come all the way from California, lovingly gathered from a friend’s garden by my father and then individually wrapped before being shipped to me.

This year, my father had warned me that the harvest was meager, so I was doubly excited when a large box of these sweet treasures was delivered!

Although persimmons are best known for their contribution to desserts, one of my favorite ways to eat them is in salads. Their exotic flavor and delicate sweetness balance out the bitter greens marvelously. Add to that the cayenne-spiked lime vinaigrette and every bite of this salad is refreshing and tantalizing – a pure delight for the taste buds.

Food & wine pairing: Off-dry Riesling with Fuyu persimmon salad

White wine iconA slightly off-dry Riesling (like a German Spätlese) is delicious here. It’ll pair equally well with the exotic, almost tropical flavors of the persimmons and the cayenne-spiked vinaigrette.

Fuyu persimmons

Watercress and radicchio salad with Fuyu persimmons and spicy lime vinaigrette

active time:15分钟

For the vinaigrette

  1. 1/4 teaspoon lime zest (use amicroplane grater)
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  3. 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1/2 teaspoon honey
  5. 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne
  6. 1/8茶匙海盐

For the salad

  1. 2 bunches hydroponic watercress – stems trimmed, rinsed and spun dry (regular watercress or baby arugula are good substitutes)
  2. 1 medium radicchio (8 oz) (225 g) – leaves torn in 2″ pieces
  3. 2 large, ripe but still firm Fuyu persimmons – peeled and cut in 1/2″ cubes
  4. 1/4 cup roasted, salted cashew pieces
  5. freshly ground white pepper to taste

  1. Step 1:In a small bowl, whisk the zest, lime juice, oil, honey, cayenne and salt until well blended and set aside.
  2. Step 2:Place the watercress and radicchio in a large mixing bowl. Add two thirds of the vinaigrette and toss until all the leaves are well coated. Place the greens in individual salad bowls or in a large serving bowl. Garnish with the persimmons and cashews. Drizzle the balance of the vinaigrette over the fruit. Finish with ground white pepper and serve.

Watercress and radicchio salad with Fuyu persimmons and spicy lime vinaigrette



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  3. 我从来没有在我的生活中品尝了一个柿子!我甚至不确定我会在超市中得到认可。他们看起来像西红柿。我几乎是积极的,我将无法在Cayman找到他们,但我会找他们,因为这个沙拉看起来很皮诺

  4. I’m from CA and grew up on these puppies! Delicious. I never thought to put them in a salad though! Perfect. I bet they’d play nice with radishes too!

  5. 这是一个华丽的沙拉!我最近用柿子制作了一个,改变了我的世界。我喜欢这个奇怪的小水果的一切,不敢相信我花了这么久才能发现它们。

  6. What a stunning recipe and photo! I am new to eating persimmons….and I believe this is the tastiest presentation I’ve seen! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Viviane! This is like a culinary life raft as I’m floating adrift in the holiday sea of sweets! Always so fun when it begins but by now I’m generally hoping to never see anything with the taste of peppermint again and craving exactly what you’ve served up here. I love the seasonal flair with the persimmons and greens, the greens, the greens! You have such genius when whipping up a dish of the best the season has to offer; thank you! Toni

    • 托尼!你是如此搞笑,非常甜蜜!谢谢你的善意的话......我很高兴在这里提供不同的东西。当您使用这种鼓舞人心和诱人的主题时,这不是太难!亲爱的,享受假期。

  8. What a stunning salad! I’ve seen persimmons lately in the markets…and I need to buy one and try out your recipe

  9. 我喜欢柿子,只是他们的方式,也有他们烘烤。然而,我从未想过将它们添加到沙拉中。我现在可以看到它们如何与其他苦涩的绿色和Radicchio互补。我特别喜欢你用你的沙拉准备的敷料。必须试一试。

  10. 谢谢你对大家的可爱评论 - 非常高兴你们都爱这个珍贵的水果!

  11. Hi Viviene – your salad sounds terrific. We are persimmon fans. The Korean market where I shop is bursting with them. I think I will give your salad a try.

  12. What a beautiful salad Viviane. I love to try new salads cause the same old greens can get boring after a while so I really want to make this one. It sounds delicious!

  13. I have a my very first persimmon waiting for me at home, I am so excited! This sounds delicious, I bet the fruit gives such a bright accent to the crispy salad

  14. viviane,我在加利福尼亚长大,我可以诚实地说,我不记得看到这些美丽的柿子在哪里生活。他们看起来很美味,所以我要试着找到一些。谢谢这个食谱!

  15. 我崇拜柿子,沙拉声音与口味的结合很好。美丽!


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