- 2 cups of cranberries
- 1 bunch of grapes
- 2-5 persimmons, chopped
- 1 pomegranate
- citrus; i.e. 5 clementines or 1 navel orange
- a little bit of orange zest (zest before you peel!)
- 1/2-1 bunch of fresh mint
- 2 T of minced onion
- Pulse the cranberries in the food processor a couple of times. Add the persimmons, sliced citrus and grapes (not too much, you want everything chopped).
- Add the onion, mint, and zest. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two or eat it right away.
It is so delicious and fresh, PLUS I got to eat a persimmon for the first time! It went perfectly with our chicken and is fantastic by itself. I love the cranberries and mint with the onion, it just harmonizes wonderfully.
I’m orange, look like a tomato, and am not scary! I’m a persimmon! At least, that’s what my thoughts were every time I saw one and didn’t buy it. And as for the pomegranate, I knew the inside was delicious, but I just never bought it. Nonetheless I think most people would consider them ‘weird foods’, so here they are demystified.
A runner-up in The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth there are a few varieties of persimmons. I think the one above is a Fuyu non-astringent, and tastes like a chewy papaya. Very easy to cut, like a firm solid tomato without the seeds. Don’t worry about the types, just make sure to ask your friendly produce manager!
There have been studies showing; persimmons lower blood fats, which affect cholesterol levels, and showing the potent antioxidant properties. It contains potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron.
Of course it’s in 150 Healthiest Foods… because pomegranates are cool! One caution: it’ll stain your cutting board for a bit! It was really easy to cut and the seeds pop out easily but you will spend a few minutes harvesting them. Pomegranate juice has been shown to fight heart disease and cancer as well as slowing the aging process and promoting cardiovascular health. Go on-Get weird!