Citrus and Persimmon Salad
Winter is the time for all kinds of colorful fruit. Citrus choices abound, from grapefruit in many hues to brilliant blood oranges. Paired with slices of persimmon and topped with sparkling red pomegranate seeds, this kind of simple fruit salad makes a refreshing adessert. It relies only upon the seasonal fruits’ own sweet juices for flavor. If you want something more, add a splash of orange liqueur or limoncello.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 4navel oranges
- 6blood oranges
- 2small grapefruit
- 4firm, medium Fuyu persimmons (not Hachiya)
- 1cup pomegranate seeds
Step 1Using a small serrated knife, peel the navel oranges, blood oranges and grapefruit. They should be perfect globes with no pith. Slice the fruit crosswise about 3/8-inch thick and place in a salad bowl.
Step 2Peel and core the persimmons. Slice them about 1/4-inch thick and add to the salad bowl. Arrange the fruit in a random pattern. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the top. Cover well and chill for 1 hour. Serve in small bowls, making sure each serving gets some of every type of fruit and a good spoonful of the juices that will have gathered at the bottom of the bowl.