I admit that a year ago I had never even seen a persimmon and certainly didn’t know what to do with one. But adventure is what I live for! So, when I saw them in our produce section I was curious about them. I went home and looked them up on the internet and promptly returned to the store and bought a couple. And that was just the beginning! They only come out for a short time in the fall, so when you see them in your produce section, grab ’em!
I made this yummy salad this morning for breakfast. It went perfectly with some leftover ham and scrambled eggs.
- 2 ripe persimmons
- 2 bananas
- 2 medium or 1 large pear (they are ginormous here in Germany!)
- 5-6 tangerines
- 1/8 tsp. ginger
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Peel the bananas and tangerines. Slice bananas and separate the tangerines and put in a medium sized mixing bowl. Cut up pear(s). You can peel the pear if you prefer. I like to leave the peel on. Slice and cube the persimmons. They have a melon-type of consistency and texture.
Add the cubes of pear and persimmon to the bowl. Add in ginger and cinnamon and gently mix into the fruit medley.
Chill for about 30 minutes and serve. Enjoy!