Persimmon, Blueberry & Poppyseed Salad

This salad is crunchy and refreshing with sweet tones from the honey-like persimmon. A perfect autumn salad, topped with the most amazing lemon, poppy seed & honey dressing!

Persimon, Blueberry & Feta Cheese Salad with Lemon, Honey & Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Autumn brings so many colorful leaves, but also the colors of the fruit and vegetables in season are so vibrant! All the pumpkin and squash are in the shops now but also persimmon! Have you had persimmon or kaki fruit before? If not, then you’re in for a treat!

Persimmon stems from Asia originally and I have only really noticed them in the shops in the last few years here. Their peel is edible – even though I normally peel it anyways cause I prefer it without the peel. And they taste a bit like honey – sort of sweet and mild. They are lovely in lots of dishes and because their flavor is mild, they work super well in a salad like this too.

When I made this salad on the weekend, my husband was initially a little sceptical about it. But he came around quickly and ate his allocated share. We almost fought over the last bits! It’s really delicious! The mixture of the salty feta cheese, the slightly tart blueberries and the crunchy sweet persimmon is just perfect. And then the dressing!

The dressing really makes this salad. Somehow the flavors all come together once you mix it all! I just love a simple lemon, honey and olive oil dressing but the poppy seeds are next level. They add this super subtle crunch (and a lovely flavor too of course). I find poppy seeds are so underused here! The only way I ever seem them is in a poppy seed strudel or as a filling for those big steamed dumplings („Germknödel“).

Will you make this salad soon? Or how about my Roasted Veg Salad with Tahini Dressing?

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Total Time 15 mins Servings: 2

Description

This salad is crunchy and refreshing with sweet tones from the honey-like persimmon. A perfect autumn salad, topped with the most amazing lemon, poppy seed & honey dressing!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel the persimmon and slice them into thin slices. 

    You can eat the peel of persimmon but I prefer not to.
  2. Cut the feta cheese into small cubes. 

  3. Cut lettuce into pieces. Add to a bowl together with the persimmon slices, feta cheese cubes and blueberries. 

  4. For the dressing, mix together lemon juice, honey, salt and poppy seeds. Then add the olive oil and whisk together really well. 

  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Enjoy!

Keywords: salad, vegetarian, side dish, persimmon, blueberry, persimmon blueberry salad, persimmon salad, kaki fruit, lemon poppy seed dressing, poppy seed, poppy seed dressing,

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Andrea Epstein

Hi, I'm Andrea, a full-time food blogger, mother of 1 wonderful son, 2 equally wonderful stepsons and wife to a darling husband. I live in Munich, Germany with my family. I loves traveling, sharing new recipes, and spending time with my family.

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