Sticking To What Works

Today’s post is going to look and feel very familiar.

But when it works it works, right?

After gorging myself with mashed potatoes and turkey last week/this weekend, I’ve been craving fresh and light meals. And since these ingredients have captured my attention lately, I’m sticking with them: pomegranate seeds. persimmons, and spiced candied walnuts, to be exact.

And so I present to you the world’s most perfect post-Thanksgiving salad:

It is everything a salad should be – fresh, colorful, crunchy, sweet, tangy, and delicious.

Pomegranate and Persimmon Salad

Serves 2


  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 2 persimmons, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • goat cheese
  • spicy candied walnuts
  • balsamic vinaigrette or favorite dressing of choice (recommend keeping it tangy)


  1. In a large mixing bowl add mixed greens, persimmons, pomegranate seeds, onion, goat cheese, and walnuts. Dress with vinaigrette and mix well.

I feel silly including directions, but you never know…

The only thing that would perhaps make this better? Crumbled bacon. But that’s a given; bacon makes everything better.