Harvest Salad Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Savor the flavors of fall in this harvest salad. Crisp pears and apples mingle with spicy-sweet persimmons on a bed of peppery arugula and topped with tart pomegranate seeds for a delightfully light but festive salad.
Utensils Side Dish
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For the White Balsamic Dressing
1/2 cup(s)
white balsamic vinegar
2 tblsp
1 tblsp
Dijon mustard
garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, see notes
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup(s)
extra virgin olive oil
For the Harvest Salad
batch of white balsamic dressing, see above
fuyu persimmon
Asian or Bartlett pear, see notes
Honeycrisp apple
5 oz
baby arugula
1 cup(s)
pomegranate seeds

Directions 14 steps | 15 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

Prepare the white balsamic dressing. In a bowl or a large measuring cup, whisk together the white balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.

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Step 3

Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil to create an emulsion. Set the dressing aside.

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Step 4

Peel, quarter and core the persimmon.

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Step 5

Using a mandolin, slice it into thin, ⅛-¼ inch slices. Set aside.

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Step 6

Peel, quarter and core the Asian or Bartlett pear.

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Step 7

Using a mandolin, slice it into thin, ⅛-¼ inch slices. Set aside.

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Step 8

Peel, quarter and core the Honeycrisp apple.

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Step 9

Using a mandolin, slice it into thin, ⅛-¼ inch slices. Set aside.

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Step 10

In a large salad bowl or a deep plate, add the arugula.

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Step 11

Add half of the persimmon, pear and apple. Toss to combine.

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Step 12

If dressing the salad before serving, add about half of the balsamic vinegar dressing and toss until evenly coated.

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Step 13

Decoratively top the salad with the remaining persimmon, pear and apple.

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Step 14

Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds and serve with the extra dressing on the side. Enjoy!

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  • Be sure to use Diamond Crystal kosher salt. Different kosher salt brands have varied crystal sizes and may affect the salinity of the recipe. 
  • Asian pear is recommended for this recipe. Its crisp texture adds great textural contrast. If you cannot find it, Bartlett pear can be substituted.

Nutrition Per Serving
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12.7 g
1.6 g
26.4 g


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Sarah D.


27 Jul 2022

The perfect, juicy pops of pomegranate make this recipe sing!

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Janelle B.


05 Feb 2022

This salad is so delicious. I love how colorful it is and how festive it is for the autumn season. I’m such a noob in the kitchen, but if I can make this salad, then you can too. Heck, I didn’t even know what a mandolin was until I had to google it for this recipe lol. Also, you totally don’t need a mandolin for this recipe if you don’t have one. I just used a knife to thinly slice the fruit! I’ve made this salad for my husband and my brother (who both aren’t veggie lovers), and it was a hit with them!

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