Persimmon, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salad

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Here’s a little nugget of wisdom… this Persimmon, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salad is 100% going to rock your world.

Persimmon, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salad | Fall Bounty Salads

You know those moments when you’re like, oh it’s totally a great idea to eat 4 giant cookies before I go to bed. It’s no problem. I’ll burn it off in my sleep. And then you wake up the next morning and feel like you just want to stuff a bag of spinach down for breakfast. Okay, okay… not really the actual bag of spinach. But you know what I mean.

Well, that happened to me this week. And it’s one of the reasons why I cannot keep cookies in my house. They must be removed from my sight promptly after I eat a handful and I cannot see them again. Otherwise I’ll hose down a dozen cookies in one day, no questions asked.

On the other side of the spectrum, I’m having a serious love affair with this Persimmon, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salad. It’s a fall farmers market salad at its finest and you’re going to feel like a million bucks when you have this for lunch, dinner or breakfast! Trust me, it works for all occasions.

Persimmon, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salad | Fall Farmers Market Salads

I was feeling very ambitious the other day and made a batch of homemade ricotta cheese and then rather than eat the entire batch with a spoon, I opted for a healthier route and worked it into this beauty of a salad. It’s loaded with persimmons, pomegranates, a variety of market lettuce, fresh ricotta (obviously) and then topped with a red wine vinaigrette. It’s perfection if you ask me.

AND…. it would make a rather gorgeous addition to your Thanksgiving Menu! Just saying. At least I know I’ve gotta have a little something green that day to balance out the obscene amounts of gravy that I plan on consuming.


Persimmon, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean


For the salad

  • 1 handful baby arugula
  • 1 handful butter lettuce
  • 1 handful red leaf lettuce
  • 2 persimmons washed and cut into bite sized wedges
  • 1 pomegranate seeds removed and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup fresh ricotta cheese

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


For the salad

  • In a large salad bowl combine various greens, persimmons, pomegranate seeds and toss to combine. Sprinkle the fresh ricotta cheese over the top of the salad and drizzle with the dressing as needed. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper as needed.

For the dressing

  • Whisk together the red wine vinegar, honey and olive oil until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Set aside for serving


Persimmons are one of my favorite fall produce items! They can be eaten just like an apple. If you can't find them at your local market you can easily replace them with apples in this recipe.


  1. Gaby, how did you know I had the feeling of needing spinach for breakfast? (Um, let’s not talk about that donut+hot chocolate I ate at 11:30 p.m. last night. Oops). I love how vibrant this salad it, and I’m feeling lighter just looking at it!

  2. Anything with pomegranate must be tried immediately. Can’t wait to visit my farmers market tomorrow to pick up some persimmons!
    So colorful and crunchy!

  3. Another winner! Made this last night for supper as I’m still recovering from New Year’s Eve and needed fruit and leaves! Being lazy I just drizzled lime infused olive oil and raspberry infused balsamic as a dressing. Raspberry balsamic is awesome with ricotta!

  4. Do you need to drain the ricotta? Yours doesn’t look runny at all and i feel like ricotta often has a decent amount of moisture.
    Excited to try this tonight with my small quarantine pod!

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