Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Persimmon

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  1. Homemade Vinaigrette. Combine a chopped persimmon, 2 tablespoons vinegar (white wine or balsamic), 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard, and your favorite herbs (basil, thyme etc). Blend and enjoy!
  2. A Treat for One! Blend 2 persimmons with 1 cup (8 oz) coconut milk and a pinch of ground ginger.
  3. Add a Little Lime. Slice persimmons and spread with lime juice, salt, and chili powder. Enjoy with a slice of cheese or spread with peanut butter.
  4. Peel & Slice. Enjoy persimmons as nature intended, right off the tree!
  5. Dried. Try your hand at dehydrating your own persimmons. Eat as is or pack with nuts, seeds, and granola for a quick energy-filled trail mix.
  6. Fruit Salad. Combine persimmons, grapes, pomegranate seeds, apple cubes, and sliced green kiwi to create a bright salad for a snack … or even a hot oatmeal topping.
  7. Cranberry Chutney. Combine cranberries, tangerines, rosemary, and persimmons as part of your cranberry chutney recipe! Our Recipe: Cranberry Chutney
  8. Yogurt Bliss. Scoop out the orange meat of a ripe persimmon, add it to a glass of plain yogurt, chopped walnuts and just a touch of honey. Relax and enjoy.
  9. Persimmon Sorbet. For a quick sorbet that doesn’t require much work, wrap persimmons in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place in the freezer. Allow to freeze for a couple of hours. Video: How To Make Sorbet
  10. Sweet Gazpacho. Finely dice fresh persimmons, cucumbers, green onion, green peppers and other favorite vegetables. Add to tomato juice with 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil and a splash of cider vinegar.