Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)

Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad is fresh, fragrant and the perfect balance of sweet, salty and sour!

Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)

Yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit. It tastes slightly bitter like grapefruit, but has the sweet blossomy aroma of a clementine.

It is widely used in Japanese cuisine, for savoury dressings and sauces, as well as in desserts, or used in alcoholic drinks such as the yuzu sour.

Its uses in Japan also go beyond the kitchen: on the winter solstice, people traditionally bathe in hot water with whole yuzu fruits floating on it.

This strongly aromatic yuzu bath is said to prevent you from catching colds, moisturise the skin and relax the mind and body.

Yuzu supposedly has three times more Vitamin C than lemon juice, so I’m sure it’s great for fighting off those winter colds!

I got to use fresh yuzu for this as I was in Japan, but unfortunately it’s almost impossible to get hold of fresh yuzu in the UK. However, you can buy bottled yuzu juice in Asian supermarkets and most local supermarkets too, which is a good substitute. 

The blossomy, heady aroma and slightly tart flavour of the yuzu perfectly compliments the sweet, nectar-like persimmon and the fresh, crisp lettuce.

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Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)
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Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad is fresh, fragrant and the perfect balance of sweet, salty and sour!
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 2
Ingredients
For the dressing:
  • Juice of 1/2 yuzu (or 1 tablespoon bottled yuzu juice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
For the salad:
  • 1 firm Fuyu persimmon, peeled, cored and diced
  • Few handfuls salad leaves
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients for the dressing
  2. Place salad ingredients in a bowl, pour over the dressing and mix well
  3. Enjoy immediately

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