Persimmon Pomegranate Salsa

by Amber on December 10, 2012

I recently found this letter that my 8-year-old self wrote to Santa. I apparently thought both Santa and the Abominable Snowman were real. Funny to think I was ever that little, and yet at heart, I truly never grew up!

This year, I won’t be asking Santa for a blue teddy bear. I’ve got a grey kitty napping on my lap while I type this, and that’s way better!

Also, instead of cookies, I’ll be gorging myself on the beautiful produce Sacramento farmers have to offer. There’s nothing better than the delightful colors of fall fruit: crimson pomegranates, sunset persimmons, and purple carrots.

I’ve combined the best flavors of fall fruit into this lovely salsa. I believe Santa would enjoy salsa and beer after his long journey. Perhaps he’ll finally reward me by “kicking in some finger nail polish!”

Persimmon Pomegranate Salsa Recipe

2 small carrots, or 1 cup, grated
1 jalapeño, finely diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 Fuyu persimmon, finely diced
3 Tablespoons pomegranate seeds
1 Tablespoon lime juice
Pinch cinnamon

Farmers market & garden ingredients: carrot, jalapeño , cilantro, persimmon, pomegranate, lime
Supermarket ingredients: cinnamon

Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Serve with tortilla chips.

Yield: 2 cups salsa

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Illinois Hummingbird December 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

Leave it to you – to worry about Santa’s health! Who but you would imagine Santa eating a healthy snack? ..of salsa and beer? Can your Food Literacy students imagine Santa eating anything but cookies and milk? That would make an interesting drawing project — “If you were to give Santa a healthy snack rather than cookies and milk, what would it be?”


The Rowdy Chowgirl December 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Amber, that letter is absolutely priceless! I can see that you have always been a persuasive writer! I think Santa would love some salsa and beer–only so many cookies one person can eat in a night. And I hope your stocking is full of all the nail polish you could ever want…


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