I feel like I cannot share a recipe without addressing the elephant in the room, but at the same time I am not one to share my political views all over the internet. But to say the least, I am sad and disheartened by the results of Tuesday’s elections.
That being said, cooking (and really baking) has always been a great coping mechanism for me. And so I am going to share my recipes as planned. Especially since I’ve created Thanksgiving theme, I think its important to recognize there are still things to be thankful for.
So, today I am sharing a salad recipe to serve on Thanksgiving or really any fall day, featuring persimmons. Persimmons are a beautiful and delicious fruit that are only in season for a few months of the fall. It’s hard to describe what they taste like, it’s similar to honey or dates, but with a different texture depending on ripeness.
Yesterday I shared my feelings on appetizers on thanksgiving (necessary), and I have a similar feeling about salads, necessary. I think is great to have something fresh and light on a plate that usually is filled with rich and heavy sides.
My family is definitely split on this issue but I know at least a few of them will be happy to see this salad on the table!
Persimmon, Pomegranate, & Burrata
Persimmons are featured in a perfect thanksgiving salad
- arils of half a pomegranate – 4 oz of burrata
- 2 TBSP chopped pistachios
- 1-2 TBSP chopped pistachios
- 1/2 cup of Pomegranate Juice
- 1/2 cup of rice vinegar
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 tsp of honey
– 1 head of butter lettuce – 1 head of radicchio – 1 cup of arugula – 3 persimmons
- Wash, chop, and mix the lettuce.
- Slice the persimmons into thin round slices.
- Deseed the pomegranate, chop the pistachios.
- Cut up the burrata into small pieces.
- To make the Pomegranate Vinaigrette, combine the pomegranate juice, rice vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, and honey into a jar. Shake until combined.
- To assemble the salad, place the combination of lettuce on a large plate or bowl. Add the persimmon, pomegranate, burrata, pistachios to the lettuce. Dress with the Pomegranate vinaigrette.