Fuji Fruit, Spinach and Rocket Salad

I have noticed that l don’t have enough recipes for side dishes on the blog, so I thought of remedying that and today I am going to share with you the recipe for a delicious salad.  This is perfect for autumn, when fuji fruits are in season.  In fact I have had this recipe in my archives for a while and somehow it hadn’t made it to the blog yet!  It is very simple and quick to make and it is also very healthy.  It is made with veggies, fruits and even nuts so it is packed with good nutrients and you will find yourself wanting more and more… that’s how yummy it is.  I am always on the look out for “different” salads as I tend to get bored of eating the same old mixed salad all the time and this definitely did the trick for me.  In case you were wondering, fuji fruits are like persimmons, but hard, which makes them perfect for grilling.  I can’t wait for fuji fruits to be back in season to make this salad again, but if you are lucky enough to find some around where you live, make it now and let me know how you like it!  Enjoy!

Fuji Fruit, Spinach and Rocket Salad

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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: International
Serves: 1
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tbsp honey
  • ¼ tbsp honey mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 fuji fruit, sliced
  • 6 hazelnuts, toasted
  • 2 cups mixed baby spinach and rocket leaves
  1. Put all the ingredients of the vinaigrette in a small jar. Put the lid on and shake it well to combine them all. Keep aside.
  2. Peel, slice and grill the slices of fuji fruits on both sides on a hot griddle to get some nice charred marks. Keep aside.
  3. Put the mixed salad in a bowl, add the charred fuji fruits and pour in the vinaigrette. Mix well.
  4. Decorate with the toasted hazelnuts.

Fuji Fruit, Spinach and Rocket Salad

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    • says

      LOL! I know! I had to dig ad still found different opinions on whether fuji is fuyu persimmon or not, so I kept the name… Don’t they sell them as “Fuji fruits” up there?? They are only sold with that name around here! We usually have the soft kaki in Italy and that’s what I am familiar with… ;-P

  1. says

    Hi, Manu!

    What a beautiful, tasty salad! I think I’d substitute grilled peaches which are easier to find around here, but the taste would still be amazing!!!

    A fifth of liquor is a fifth of a gallon which is approximately 750 ml. I hope you get a chance to make some Kahlua :) xo

  2. says

    Manu, This grilled fruit salad looks so fresh and inviting. A couple of the ingredients are intriguing as they are new to me. I too, can find boredom in typical everyday salads, but this is not the cased here. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. Cara says

    Hi Manu,
    This salad looks tasty! I was thinking of also adding a little goat cheese. I am glad you posted it-I am supposed to bring salad for our Thanksgiving dinner and I was trying to think of something different instead of the same old green salad.

    Not to be a busybody, but I think that people might be confused by your name Fuji fruit. Maureen ^ is right that they are persimmons. The variety you used in the salad is actually called Fuyu. Another variety is called Hachiya which is the more pointed shaped one which when really ripe you can use it to bake with (makes a nice bread!).
    thanks for another great recipe!

    • says

      Hi Cara!
      I am so glad you liked the salad! It is indeed a very different recipe and perfect for autumn! :-) I know, this thing of Fuji and Persimmon has been haunting me since I first saw these at the stores! The truth is they are always sold as “Fuji fruit”, so I kept the same name… however, I think they may be known as fuyu persimmons everywhere else! 😉

      • Cara says

        Hi Manu,
        Funny, I am of Japanese descent and grew up calling persimmons Kaki too.
        We have apples here called Fuji apples.

  4. says

    Nice salad. I also had to check if fuji fruit is what we call kaki, but apparently they are only relatives.:-) I guess if I want to replace the fuji fruit from your salad with soft kakis, I have to skip the grilling part.:-) Thanks for sharing such a beautiful salad recipe. keep on posting more side dishes Manu. I love them.

    • says

      LOL I know kaki very well… I love them and used to eat them often in Italy, but I have never found them here… they sell only these hard ones… 😉

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