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Persimmon & Endive Salad w/ Honey Vinegar and Avocado Oil Vinaigrette

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Persimmon & Endive Salad w/ Honey Vinegar and Avocado Oil Vinaigrette

This salad not only dances over your tongue with buttery goodness, but the contrast with the honey and avocado vinaigrette will have you start looking for more persimmon dishes to add it to!

Ripe persimmons are the perfect addition to a salad. The sweetness pairs well with the spice of the peppery arugula beautifully! Since ripe persimmons are so sweet, they often taste like honey. Making the honey vinegar and avocado oil vinaigrette an absolute must. 

In each bite, you get crisp endive, peppery arugula, sweet persimmon and salty feta cheese - what’s not to love about all those flavors! We have a feeling this is going to be your next go-to salad if you’re on a salad kick.

Persimmon & Endive Salad w/Honey Vinegar and Avocado Oil Vinaigrette Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Good for: salads, side dishes, snacks, parties, gluten-free
  • Difficulty: easy

Sweet persimmons and crisp endive atop a bed of arugula dressed in a sweet honey balsamic vinaigrette is what salad dreams are made of! Plus, we added juicy beets and salty feta to get your tastebuds jumping for joy!

Ingredients:

For the Persimmon & Endive Salad

  • 2 cups endive
  • 5-ounce container arugula
  • 4 sliced Fuyu persimmons
  • 1 cup sliced canned beets
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Honey Vinegar and Avocado Oil Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Salad serving bowl
  • Glass for vinaigrette
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Recipe Steps:

Prepare the salad:

  1. Divide the arugula into 4 bowls or one giant salad bowl. For individual bowls, add ½ cup endive, 1 sliced persimmon, ¼ cup sliced beets and 1 tablespoon feta cheese.

Prepare the honey vinegar and avocado oil vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk together the avocado oil, balsamic vinegar and honey.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions:

This salad works perfectly as a fall salad, so serve this up when persimmons are ripe and juicy in the fall months. It adds great color to any spread of food!

Serve this salad as a side dish to a main meal or as an appetizer. It pairs well with our persimmon fried goat cheese bites! Both dishes are dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette and full of sweet persimmon flavor!

Nutritional Information for One Serving:

  • Calories: 230
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Total Sugars: 14g - Includes 3g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 130mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Potassium: 370mg

Don’t forget to show us how you’re making your persimmon & endive salad on Instagram @FruitStandcom! Nothing makes us happier than when we see you enjoying your fruit. Each time you share your FruitStand experience, you’re supporting small farmers and helping other fruit geeks discover rare and delicious produce sustainably. Try even more persimmon recipes from your FruitStand fam on our blog!

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