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Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate

Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate is a festive kale salad tossed in a tangy, sweet citrus maple dressing!

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For the salad:

  • 1 bunch curly kale 8 cups torn
  • 1 medium persimmon chopped
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces

For the dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place the kale, persimmon, pomegranate, goat cheese and pecans in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Place the olive oil, vinegar, orange juice, maple syrup, dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste in a mason jar and seal with the lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified.
  • Pour the desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss until well coated (you may not need it all). Serve and enjoy!


  • Nutrition information includes all of the dressing, though you more than likely won't need it all.
  • Curly kale may be substituted with dinosaur or baby kale, or the lettuce of your choice.
  • The curly kale won't wilt, so you can assemble most of it in advance.
  • Prepped kale may be stored in an air tight container for 2-3 days.  For best results, add the dressing and pecans just before serving.
  • Deseed your pomegranate 2-3 days in advance to make salad prep much faster.
  • Prepare the dressing up to 5 days in advance.  Allow to stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes until the olive oil liquifies, then shake to emulsify.
  • Toast pecans on a rimmed baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until fragrant.


Calories: 300kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 279mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 2311IU, Vitamin C: 47mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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