Persimmon Caprese Salad

Persimmon Caprese Salad – get into it!

Hands down my favorite fall salad - meet the Persimmon Caprese Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

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.

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.

My absolute favorite currently is 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. That’s all she wrote. Make it – you won’t be disappointed!

Persimmon Caprese Salad


  • 4-5 ripe fuyu persimmons, cut into wedges
  • 6 ounces fresh burrata, torn into pieces (or fresh mozzarella)
  • 1 1/2 cup homemade croutons
  • fresh basil leaves
  • reduced balsamic for drizzling
  • pomegranate seeds to garnish
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Arrange the persimmons and the fresh burrata on a serving dish.
  2. Evenly distribute the croutons and basil leaves around the dish. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. And drizzle about 1 tablespoon of reduced balsamic on top.
  3. Add pomegranate seeds for color and serve immediately

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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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!

  8. What a great idea! Always looking for new ways to use persimmons. Can’t wait to try this!

  9. This just screams fall deliciousness! You have turned me onto persimmons! I am always interested in new ways to incorporate them into dishes.

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