Persimmon to eat? Hold on just one minute before you take a bite of our Winter Harvest Toast. The wait will be worth it, promise! Embrace the winter weather with a toast topped with the best selection of seasonal fruits and veggies. The tart and tanginess of the farmer cheese with the sweet, honey-like persimmon and juicy pomegranate seeds is a melt-in-your-mouth flavor combo. We know you’re starting to salivate… not too much longer! Persimmon is high in important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and B, potassium, and manganese; fennel is a good source of vitamin C and has powerful antioxidants; pomegranate has impressive anti-inflammatory properties, and our farmer cheese has 13 grams of protein per serving and 12 live and active probiotics that may help balance the gut microbiome and support the immune system. We drizzled this snack with olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a few fennel fronds. Now that you know that this toast is delicious and good for your guts, persimmon granted! Let’s eat!
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- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1-2 persimmons
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- a small handful of sliced fennel
- 1 tsp olive oil
- pinch of salt
- few fennel fronds for topping
- 1-2 slices of toasted bread
- Top the toasted bread with farmer cheese, thinly sliced persimmon, thinly sliced fennel, and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle toast with olive oil, a pinch of salt and a few fennel fronds.