Persimmons aren’t produce you can select on the basis of colour, they can range in shade from a pale orange to a deep-red orange, depending on the variety and the stage of the season.
The skin of persimmons is delicate and bruises easily so even though they are firm to the touch they need to be handled with care.
Most persimmons will have small blemishes on the surface but they won’t affect the crisp flesh inside.Select sweet persimmons with green, semi-pliable caps
Persimmons will ripen more rapidly when placed in a paper bag with a couple of bananas.
Persimmons will keep for up to 5 days out of the fridge.
So armed with these handy tips, head out and grab some persimmons for this divine looking salad.
Tuna, Persimmon & Beetroot Salad
425g tinned tuna in oil, drained, broken into bite sized chunks
3 sweet persimmons, peeled, each cut into 8 wedges, sliced 1cm pieces
3-4 small to medium beets, peeled*, coarsely grated
1 tin of chick peas, drained and rinsed
1/2 continental cucumber, quartered lengthways and sliced 5mm pieces
1 cup rocket or baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
4 Tbs white balsamic vinegar
4 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin (optional)
1/2-1 tsp salt OR to taste
1/4 tsp caster sugar
*It’s a good idea to wear disposable gloves to handle the beets so your fingers don’t get stained.
Shake the dressing ingredients in a clean glass jar until combined.
Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl just before serving.
Add dressing and toss gently with clean hands.
Please be sure to tag them: @persimmonsaustralia #persimmons #perfectpersimmons
My blurb went missing… so now I have to bring you a new one. One that is a little broader too.
I devour books, vampires and supernatural creatures are my genre of choice but over the past couple of years I have broadened my horizons considerably.
I inhale music, hair metal that satisfies my inner bogan is where my musical passion lies, but again I’ve been exposed to lots of different music I wouldn’t normally listen to and have broadened those horizons also.
In a nutshell – I love to write! I love interacting with a diverse range of artists to bring you interviews.
Perhaps we were perfect before – I LOVE WORDS! Reading, writing, speaking, listening – if it’s got words I’m there!