Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad


A sweet and tangy fall salad with a bit of crunch and nuttiness tossed in from the pecans. I love pecans so I often double the amount of pecans.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup pecan halves

  • ¾ cup orange juice, divided

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • 7 fresh tarragon leaves, thinly sliced crosswise, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package herb salad mix

  • 2 Fuyu persimmons, peeled and each cut into 8 pieces

  • 1 large pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Spread pecans onto a baking sheet.

  3. Bake pecans in the preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  4. Whisk 1/2 cup orange juice and cornstarch together in a small saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in honey until dissolved. Stir remaining 1/4 cup orange juice, olive oil, lime juice, tarragon leaves, salt, and pepper into orange juice mixture. Chill dressing in refrigerator, at least 30 minutes.

  5. Spread herb salad mix into a serving bowl or on individual plates; top with persimmon slices, pomegranate seeds, and pecans. Drizzle cooled dressing over salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
25g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 47mg 233%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 571mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.