This festive Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Spinach Salad with a Maple Citrus Vinaigrette is easy to make and perfect for holiday dinners, using fresh produce available from late fall through winter.
Place the spinach, persimmons, pomegranate seeds, pecans and red onions in a large bowl.
In a small jar, combine the orange juice, vinegar, maple syrup, lime juice, cinnamon, olive oil, and season with salt & pepper. Seal tightly with a lid, then shake well until combined.
Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients, then toss together gently. Alternatively, you could arrange the salad ingredients on four individual plates and serve the dressing on the side.
For a different but equally delicious flavor profile, try swapping cumin for the cinnamon. It's just a pinch of either ingredient but it makes a big difference in taste. Both are wonderful with the maple and citrus flavors of the vinaigrette.