Persimmon Recipes

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sliced FUYU persimmon on plate

Persimmons are a fun seasonal holiday fruit that are good for heart health. Check out these 5 fun ways to add more persimmons to your meals.

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Persimmon Oatmeal

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Plate your oatmeal as directed in the post, topping with blueberries and persimmons.

75% fiber foods – old-fashioned oats, blueberries, persimmons
25% foods – oil, eggs

Kale Salad with Persimmons

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad as a delicious lunch this winter. Grilled tempeh is another 75% food you can add to this meal. If you’re not adventurous enough to try it, that’s ok. Roasted turkey would be a fun 25% part of the plate.

75% fiber foods – chickpeas, shallots, kale, persimmons, tempeh
25% foods – oil, dried apricots, chicken

Recipe Note: Use olive oil spray for the chickpeas and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for the rest of the dish to keep the fat at a healthy level.

Persimmon Salsa

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This salsa is perfect for festive tostadas this season. On a corn tortilla, spread 1/4 cup refried beans, top with 2 tablespoons black beans and a sprinkle of cheese. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Take out and top with the persimmon salsa and diced avocado. Enjoy two tostadas with extra salsa on the side.

75% fiber foods – red onion, jalapeño, persimmon, cilantro, pomegranate seeds, refried beans, black beans, avocado
25% foods – corn tortillas, cheese

Roasted Persimmon Couscous Salad 

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This one-pot meal is great for any festive lunch. Because this recipe has a lot of 25% items, here are some suggestions to make this a Full Plate Meal so that the 25% foods don’t creep out of their zone:

  • Use quinoa or whole bulgur wheat to replace the couscous, since couscous is a pasta and not a 75% food
  • Use 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Choose just one of the nuts

75% fiber foods – persimmons, shallots, kale, chickpeas, garlic, fresh rosemary, fresh cilantro, quinoa/bulgur wheat
25% foods – oil, feta cheese, walnuts/pecans, dried cranberries, couscous

Winter Beet, Persimmon, and Meyer Lemon Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy the salad with a generous bowl of lentil soup.

75% fiber foods – beets, lemons, persimmons, parsley, lentil soup
25% foods  – walnuts, sugar, oil

Recipe Note: Be sure to pick a ripe persimmon, and you won't need the sugar.

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