Winter Salad with Arugula and Persimmons

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Persimmons are in season during the winter months. The Hachiya variety, which is readily available in supermarkets, is large and round, with a slightly elongated bottom. The fruit absolutely must be soft and ripe before you eat it or it will be bitter, so plan ahead to allow firm fruit to ripen on the counter for a few days. When ripe, the red-orange flesh is creamy and juicy and the flavor is tart-sweet and unlike anything else—well worth waiting for or planning ahead. And it’s a wonderful