Persimmon Caprese Salad

Persimmon Caprese Salad – get into it!

Persimmon Caprese Salad

Am I totally overwhelming you with recipes? I hope not! I have so many fun fall recipes that I’m just bursting at the seams! And this one is insane. If I wrote this post 2 days ago I would have said this is literally insane, but my mom called and told me I had to strike the word literally from my vocabulary. It’s pretty much going to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Anyways…. let’s get back to this Persimmon Caprese Salad.

I have a confession. I’ve become a total hoarder. Not in the usual sense, but in the sense that when I go to the farmers market I will buy an entire flat (that’s about 15 lbs) of persimmons in fear that I might run out during the week. Which means 2 things. 1: I’m getting my daily allotment of fruit without a problem. 2: I’ve been putting persimmons in EVERYTHING.

Cocktails, desserts, salsa, salads… you name it. I can’t be stopped.

The latest and greatest (in my opinion) was this Persimmon Caprese Salad. Swap out those summer tomatoes for some big chunks of persimmons and add a few toasted garlic croutons on top for good measure and you’re done. That’s it.

Persimmon Caprese Salad


Persimmon Caprese Salad

Persimmon Caprese Salad


  • 3 ripe fuyu persimmons, cut into wedges
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 freshly made croutons
  • 10 basil leaves
  • balsamic creme for drizzling
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Arrange the persimmons and the fresh mozzarella on a serving dish.
  2. Evenly distribute the croutons and basil leaves around the dish.
  3. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. And drizzle about 1 tablespoon of balsamic creme on top.
  4. Serve immediately.

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  1. Alright, so this may be a stupid question…but what do persimmons taste like?? Is their texture more like an apple or a tomato? I’ve only just started seeing them in stores around me this year, but I’ve hesitated about throwing them into my cart because I just don’t know what I’m getting myself into!

    1. the texture is similar to an apple – but a different flavor! They are sweet and delish and you should totally give one a try :)

  2. This may be a silly question, but what do persimmons taste like?? Is their texture more like an apple or a tomato? This year is the first time I’ve ever seen them in my grocery store, but I’ve been a little hesitant to pick some up because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into!

    1. haha sorry that I seem to have posted twice…apparently I’m just so curious about persimmons that I can’t work the computer this morning :)

  3. I love permissions. I’ve only eaten them on their own. I was so excited to find your recipe. I am definitely go try it. Yum, can’t wait.

  4. What a great new twist on a caprese salad! I will be looking for persimmons at my market this weekend. It looks so beautiful and delicious!

  5. I have never had a persimmon, but only because I cannot find them in my small town. :(
    Send some?!?

    This is so pretty, Gaby! It would be perfect as a healthy Thanksgiving side!

  6. This is literally the prettiest persimmon dish I’ve ever seen. Literally. ;)

    By the ways, I have never tried a persimmon! Don’t judge… I live in Chicagoland and we don’t get those thingamajiggers around these parts. :)

  7. Just made this for lunch and it was amazing. Even the other half, who is not a huge fan of persimmons, enjoyed it. I used raspberry infused balsamic vinegar as a dressing – yummy!

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