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How to make fuyu persimmon salad with cumin vinaigrette

This salad is great for winter parties. It is a colorful dish that pairs well with lots of main courses. I double the recipe when making it for a crowd. Original recipe from the Los Angeles Times.

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Gather the ingredients. Here I am a doubling the original recipe, in order to make it for a party. I seeded the pomegranate the day before, and stored until ready to use.

Gather the ingredients. Here I am a doubling the original recipe, in order to make it for a party. I seeded the pomegranate the day before, and stored until ready to use.

Start by cutting all the persimmons.

Start by cutting all the persimmons.

Cut off the tough green calyxes and the bottom knob.

Cut off the tough green calyxes and the bottom knob.

Then slice each persimmon in 10 to 12 wedges.

Then slice each persimmon in 10 to 12 wedges.

Place all the sliced wedges into a large bowl.

Place all the sliced wedges into a large bowl.

In a small lidded jar or salad shaker, juice the lime.

In a small lidded jar or salad shaker, juice the lime.

Remove the seeds from the Serrano chile.

Remove the seeds from the Serrano chile.

Mince the chili.

Mince the chili.

Add the minced chile, a dash of salt, the cumin and the walnut oil. If you are not sure how spicy you want it, start with half the chile, then taste and decide if you want to add more.

Add the minced chile, a dash of salt, the cumin and the walnut oil. If you are not sure how spicy you want it, start with half the chile, then taste and decide if you want to add more.

Cover tightly and shake hard to mix very well.

Cover tightly and shake hard to mix very well.

Toast the walnuts in the oven, then roughly chop.

Toast the walnuts in the oven, then roughly chop.

Pour the dressing into the bowl.

Pour the dressing into the bowl.

Add the chopped walnuts.

Add the chopped walnuts.

Add the pomegranate seeds.

Add the pomegranate seeds.

Add the cilantro.

Add the cilantro.

Toss well to combine. Enjoy!

  • 2.0lb Fuyu persimmons, ready to eat
  • 1.0 Lime, juiced
  • 0.0tsp Cumin
  • 0.0 serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 1.0Tbsp Walnut oil
  • Salt
  • 1.0 Pomegranate, seeded
  • 5.0Tbsp Walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2.0Tbsp Cilantro, chopped