Sure, persimmon is technically a fruit not a veggie, but it's worth including on this list because, much like kale, it's become the darling of the salad world.
Persimmon with kinako and black sesame from State Bird Provisions (San Francisco)
Persimmon salad with pomegranate, pecans, field greens, and reduced balsamic from Gracias Madre (Los Angeles)
Chicory salad with persimmon, Asian pear, toasted almonds, and Meyer lemon vinaigrette from Coquine (Portland)
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