Bitter Greens Salad with Persimmons, Manchego & Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Persimmons are a sweet, succulent foil to the bitter greens in this winter salad that makes a striking holiday side. If you can't find them, firm ripe pears are a delicious alternative.

Bitter Greens Salad with Persimmons, Manchego & Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 large shallot, peeled and quartered

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

  • 12 cups torn escarole (1 head)

  • 6 cups torn radicchio (1 head)

  • 3 Fuyu persimmons, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 ounces Manchego cheese, thinly sliced or shaved


  1. Pulse shallot in a food processor until finely minced. Add oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper; process until emulsified. Add hazelnuts and pulse until finely chopped.

  2. Combine escarole, radicchio and persimmons in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Manchego.


To make ahead: Refrigerate vinaigrette (Step 1) for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
15g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 2158IU 43%
Sodium 301mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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