Persimmon and Watsonville Apple Salad

This salad features the flavors of delicious local persimmons and apples.

persimmon apple salad

Contributor: Catherine (Katie) Barr


Add all ingredients together and mix well. Refrigerate for 2 hours If Fuyu persimmons are not in season, add 3 more apples to the mix.


3 Fuyu persimmons, washed, cored and cubed
3 crisp Watsonville apples, washed, cored and cubed.
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1 cup chopped celery
1 cup golden raisins or dried cranberries
½ of head a finely shredded cabbage
2 tablespoons sugar
1 to 2 cups of Trader Joe’s Wasabi mayonnaise

Katie has been the market manager for Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market since 1993. Katie’s speech inspired us to create a recipe section in this web site.

A little snippet from her speech:

“I invite you come out to the farmers market. Come support a California family famer. Come be a part of our community. I would like you to experience what I feel when I’m out there…and no you don’t have to get out there at 5:30am. 8 o’clock would be just fine.

Get out of your comfort zone and try something new from the market. We would love to see you. To encourage you to come out we have left some farmers market bucks at your table. Please pick up a few and use them the next time you come see us at the Aptos market.”