A delicious Fall-inspired salad with all the delicious and colorful parts of the season combined into one tasty salad. Refreshing, easy, and full of flavor!
I just want to start off this post by saying it is freezing cold in Seattle! We’ve been lucky that it’s been really bright and sunny the last couple of days, but it is cold as ice out here. Okay, maybe not as cold as the east coast but I’m just not used to this kind of weather anymore! Yesterday, I went for a long walk around my favorite lake and I had to bundle up, wear a couple of layers, and find those gloves. Okay, maybe that was a bit much but I get cold so quickly. Back when I lived in DC, I was always sitting at my desk with a space heater just a couple inches away from me. It usually doesn’t get this cold in Seattle and most of the housing in this city isn’t well equipped for more extreme weather conditions.
However, this beautiful salad warmed me up this morning — not because it’s a warm salad (because it’s not), but because it’s just so pretty and delightful, wouldn’t you agree? The star of this salad are those beautiful thin slices of persimmon. I encountered persimmons for the first time in my life last year when I was checking out a new Asian market that had recently opened up and saw a few folks picking (I kid not) 30-40 persimmon in their carts. I was intrigued and asked them what they were. They explained just how awesome this beautiful fruit is. So after picking up a few, I decided to give them a try. It was love at first bite. These juicy fruits are as delicious as they look. If you haven’t tried persimmon yet, this is the best time of the year change that!
This salad really dives into my deep admiration for this fruit. However, it still makes room for some of my other favorite fruits, like pomegranate. I’ve had a long history with pomegranate — since I was a child. I’m a pro at deseeding pomegranate — maybe I need to make a video on that sometime. This is such a quick and easy salad to make. And on days like today when it’s so cold outside, salads like these remind me of the beautiful warmer days ahead.
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