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I Was So Bored Of Salads — Then I Made This Crunchy, Antioxidant-Packed One

“I suppose this is a slaw of sorts–not a happenstance, throw-on-top-of-a-taco slaw, though,” writes Kate Ramos in Plant Powered Mexican. “It’s a mouth workout and has a sweet, tangy, spicy profile that makes it a completely acceptable light dinner or lunch.”

Persimmon may not be on your standard shopping list, but this orange fruit has a sweet flavor that’s reminiscent of honey and pairs perfectly with the comparative tartness of the pomegranate arils. Persimmons are also a source of phytonutrients like tannins, flavonoids, and carotenoids, while pomegranate seeds are a great source of antioxidants–with enough available in each little seed to rival a cup of green tea or red wine.

Looking to make this the start of a bigger meal? “To make it more substantial, add a few shavings of aged white Cheddar or a sprinkling of cooked chickpeas,” suggests Ramos. “This is a good, make-ahead salad for picnics or potlucks; you can make it up to an hour in advance!”

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