Sunday, November 13, 2011

Color Burst -Seasonal Bounty Persimmon,Apple, Pomegranate & Cherry Tomato Salad

    Color Burst -Seasonal Bounty Persimmon,Apple, Pomegranate & Cherry Tomato Salad

This weekend has been the kind I crave absolutely no agenda kind, with bayarea weather skipping a season and jumping right into winter the weather was anything but cold and the kind that makes you hate getting out of the bed. That said we took on the mountainous task of getting our garage organized and anyone who has done this knows what a task it is,  we have accumulated so much junk over the years that it's not even funny mentioning about it. Promptly created three sections in the garage Donate, Keep & Toss and all I can say is our house is a truck load lighter literally. A well spent Saturday indeed.

Husband came home friday with a bag full of ripe Persimmons which were given by his colleague.I love Persimmons specifically the Hachiya it reminds me of the fruit thats a cross between Chikoo and Palm fruit or tati munjulu as called in Telugu. However today's variety featured  Fuyu make for excellent snacks because of it's crunchy texture.

We have a Pomegranate tree at home and it's at it's peak fruiting season, not bragging but the fruit it just amazingly sweet and has big seeds, so pluck few and made a salad with all the fruits.

Made simple salad dressing and tossed in the fresh fruit and it was delicious.

For salad dressing for 1 serving(  enough to coat  1 Persimmon , 1 Apple about 1/2 cup of Pomegranate seeds and about cup of cherry tomatoes)

3tsps of olive oil
1 tspn on honey mustard
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 sweet red chili pepper cut into the finest pieces you can
1 tbsp of freshly ground pepper
and salt according to taste

1. Mix all the salad dressing ingredients and whisk till all of them are well mixed
2. Peel the skin of Persimmon and cut into cubes of about an inch.
3. Add cubed Apples ,slit cherry tomatoes in half and Pomegranate seeds and toss in the salad dressing and mix  till well coated.
4. Serve at room temperature.

Makes for one delicious and healthy salad, as we approach thanksgiving this could make an excellent replacement for usual potato salad.

As a host of Healing food series- Vegetarian Thanksgiving series next few posts will be in accordance to the theme. Have you sent your entries yet ?


kitchen queen said...

lovely healthy and delicious combo.

Kadhyaa said...

Such a colorful salad..great click..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Colorful ...nice

A-kay said...

I have both Pomegranate and Persimmon from the back-yard sitting in my kitchen right now. Perfect recipe to try. Will let you know how it turns out.

Spandana said...

Looks very colorful.. and so very healthy!!!
Lucky to have fruit within reach in the backyard!

Pavithra said...

Looks very colorful and absolutely yumm :)

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