Persimmon Arugula Salad Recipe | PBS Food

Persimmon Arugula Salad

Enjoy the contrast of something bright and healthy paired with something cheesy and indulgent in this persimmon arugula salad. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)


Yield: Serves 2 to 3

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  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon harissa paste (optional) 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 cups of arugula 
  • 1 fuyu persimmon, sliced
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • Handful of Parmesan-Reggiano shavings
  • Handful of walnuts, chopped 


  1. To a medium bowl, add the lemon juice, olive oil and harissa paste. Whisk until smooth. Add a few pinches of salt and pepper and give it a taste; adjust the salt to taste. 
  2. Add the arugula and toss until evenly coated. Next, add the persimmon, avocado, Parmesan shavings and walnuts. Toss one last time and divide amongst bowls.
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