Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Massaged Kale Salad


A beautiful winter celebration salad to kick off a happy and super healthy holiday season! Add cooked quinoa if desired.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


Maple-Roasted Macademia Nuts:

  • ½ cup raw macadamia nuts

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided

  • 1 pinch salt


  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • ground black pepper to taste


  • 2 bunches kale, stemmed and torn into pieces

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ripe Fuyu persimmon, peeled and thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Toss macademia nuts with 1 tablespoon maple syrup and pinch of salt; spread on baking sheet.

  3. Toast macademia nuts in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and coat with 1 tablespoon maple syrup.

  4. Whisk orange juice, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and ground black pepper together in a small bowl to make dressing.

  5. Place kale pieces, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; massage with your hands until kale is tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add persimmon slices and dressing and toss to mix. Top with pomegranate seeds and maple-roasted macademia nuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
18g Fat
41g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 429mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 285mg 1,426%
Calcium 332mg 26%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1185mg 25%

* 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.

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