Here we are at the second course of our Thanksgiving evening and before we get to the meat of the meal let’s pause for a little salad.
I have recently fallen in love with persimmons and knew I wanted to use them in a recipe.Persimmons are a fruit that seems to be growing in popularity. I have seen more recipes and mentions of it this fall than last which can only be a sign of increasing popularity, and for good reason. The flesh of a persimmon is sweet and similar to a plum or peach. If you want to learn more about them I whipped a separate post up for you yesterday.
I also wanted to keep the recipes as close to paleo/whole 30 as I can. If you use a different dressing it will be more paleo but it is the holidays and if a little maple syrup is your guilty pleasure you are doing great. ‘Cause I know you are skipping pie right?
I love the fall color this salad gives to the table. I choose to use a red d’anjou pear for that reason as well. Salads aren’t always the most exciting or memorable dish from the meal so the pops of color add a little flair.
For you non-paleo lovers, if I were going to add anything to this salad it would be goat cheese. It would be a perfect addition to the salad and really round out all the flavors. If you are allergic to nuts try adding pomegranate seeds instead of pecans for the same nice crunch.
Thanks for joining me on day two of Blogsgiving. Come back Friday for everyone’s favorite, Dessert!
Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are 20 awesome blogs sharing 52 recipes.
The idea is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. Be sure to check out today’s recipes for entrees, salads and side dishes.
We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner. Hope you can join us!
The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey from My Cooking Spot
Roasted Turducken from The Speckled Palate
Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Cranberry Reduction from Home at Six
Beer Brined Turkey with Bacon Gravy from Cake ‘n’ Knife
Smoked Mushroom Steaks with Herbed Bread Crumbs (Vegan) from Betty Becca
Turkey, Apple & Sweet Potato Pot Pies from Love & Flour
Creamy Pumpkin Apple Pasta from My Cooking Spot
Mushroom Spinach Farro from Think Fruitful
Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing from Chez CateyLou
Sweet Potato Crunch from I Cook. I Eat. It’s Life.
Blue Cheese & Bacon Mashed Potatoes from A Savory Feast
Sausage Stuffing from the Wetherills Say I Do
Butternut Squash Grits from Homespun Seasonal Living
Thanksgiving Wine Pairings from Twin Stripe
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