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Autumn and Winter goodness of Persimmon and fresh mozzarella in a salad with mustard and balsamic vinegar and basil leaves on the side
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Persimmon Mozzarella Winter Salad with Mustard Balsamic Dressing

Persimmon Mozzarella Salad, easy delicious Winter Salad of ripe Fuyu Persimmon fruits with fresh mozzarella marinated in a mustard balsamic vinegar dressing
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Salad dressing
Cuisine: continental, Mediterranean
Servings: 2 people
Author: Sujata Shukla


For Mustard Balasamic Vinegar Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon Mustard paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • teaspoon salt

For Persimmon Mozzarella Salad

  • 3 Fuyu Persimmons sliced
  • 1.5 cups Mozzarella Cheese 2 mozzarella balls, sliced
  • 3 cups lettuce Washed, dried, shredded
  • a few Rocket/ Arugula leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Cranberries


To make the Mustard Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

  • The dressing can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the fridge. Pour mustard and balsamic vinegar into a jar. Add pepper, salt, and shake it well. Add the olive oil and shake some more. Keep in the fridge till required.

To make the Persimmon Mozzarella Salad

  • Slice the mozzarella into chunks and put them in a bag along with 2 tablespoons of marinade/ dressing. Shake the bag well till all the slices are covered with the marinade. Empty the bag into a bowl, cover and place in the fridge till required.
  • Wash the persimmons, cut out the stem and slice the fruit- cubes, thin crescent shapes, whatever you like best. I have not peeled the persimmon as they were quite edible, but you may if you wish - they are quite easy to peel with a peeler.
  • Wash and dry the lettuce and arugula in a salad spinner or with a kitchen towel. Shred and arrange the lettuce on a serving plate. Place the sliced persimmon on the lettuce. Remove the marinated mozzarella from the fridge and arrange on the plate. Shred and add the arugula leaves. Place the cranberries on the plate.
  • Drizzle the dressing on to the salad, sprinkle fresh ground pepper. Your salad is ready!