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Closeup of a platter of salad with kale, pomegranates, persimmons, pecans and feta.

Kale and Pomegranate Salad with Persimmons

  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 main or 4 side servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Kale and Pomegranate Salad with Persimmons will be your new favorite winter salad! Make sure to check out my recipe notes for ideas for substitutions.



  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, thinly sliced (~4.5 oz)
  • 1 fuyu persimmon, cut into thin half circles
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 oz feta cheese*


  • 1/cup pecans*
  • 2 tsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp maple syrup


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Kosher salt


  1. Toast nuts: Preheat oven to 325°F. Place pecans on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes. Whisk together butter and maple syrup. Pour over pecans, season with salt and stir to combine. Transfer back to oven and bake an additional 10-12 minutes or until maple mixture is thickened, stirring half way through. Allow to cool.
  2. Make dressing: Stir together balsamic and lemon in a bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified. Season with salt.
  3. Toss salad: In a large bowl, combine kale, persimmons and pomegranate arils. Drizzle over desired amount of dressing (you may not need all of it). Toss to combine.
  4.  Serve: Transfer salad to serving dishes. Top with pecans and crumble over cheese. Enjoy.


Substitute goat cheese for feta, if desired.

Substitute walnuts or pistachios for pecans, if desired.

Store any leftover maple butter nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the fridge for up to a week.

Store any leftover dressing in a jar in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Slice, Bake, Toss, Chop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of salad with dressing
  • Calories: 564
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Fat: 45g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 35g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg

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