Persimmon Pomegranate Fruit Salad

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Persimmon salad with fuyu persimmons, pomegranate seeds, chopped apple, lemon, honey, and mint.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Based on a tip in Alice Waters’ cookbook, The Art of Simple Food, that fuyu persimmons make a good fruit salad, I begged some Fuyu persimmons from a neighbor who has a tree and set about to make this colorful harvest salad.

Persimmons come in two main varieties—fuyu, which are firm and sweet, shaped like a squat pumpkin and can be eaten like an apple, and hachiya, which are acorn shaped and extremely astringent until they are soupy ripe.

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This persimmon fruit salad is made with the apple-like fuyu variety. To the persimmons I added pomegranate seeds, diced Granny Smith apple, a little lemon juice, mint, and some honey.

Oh, my gosh, this is one of the best fruit salads I’ve ever had, and one of the best things I’ve ever made! So simple too. The mint, lemon, and honey are the only dressing the fruit need.

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Persimmon Pomegranate Fruit Salad Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 3 fuyu persimmons, peeled, chopped (1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces), seeds (if any) discarded
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Granny Smith or Fuji apple, peeled, cored, chopped (1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 7-10 leaves fresh mint, thinly sliced crosswise (stack then, then roll them up like a cigar and take slices from the end)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey


Gently toss all of the ingredients together.

Keeps for at least a couple of days in the refrigerator, but best eaten same day it is made.

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  1. F.X. Perez

    This is an Awesome idea, and now Costco had pomegranate seeds already to go in a bag.
    The mint is so great to give it a fresh bump.


  2. Sara

    I have been making this recipe for over 7 years. When persimmons & pomegranates start showing up at the farmers market this becomes my go to salad to make for myself and to bring to events. (People actually look forward to me bringing it) Simple to make, super yummy, has all the perfect notes of fall.


  3. Laurel

    A neighbor gave us some persimmons and pomegranates. I’d never used either before, so went searching for a recipe. Found this one and gave it a try. Wow! What an unexpected treat! Great combination of sweet/tart flavors and crunchy/soft textures. Really really tasty.


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  4. Diana

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this salad – thank you for sharing!! I added blueberries and kiwi for Thanksgiving today and am still drooling over the memory! The honey-mint-lemon combo is delicious. Salad gets elevated with really fresh fruit and those with a firmer texture.


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  5. Teri Nies

    Light and fresh. We enjoyed it. Thank you for the recipe.


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