This savory stuffed persimmon recipe is the perfect side dish or quick lunch recipe. The persimmons are stuffed with lentils and cranberries. Roasted persimmons have a delicate and smoky flavor that wonderfully contradicts their natural sweetness. Their slight sweetness makes them the perfect companion to lentils and ginger.

Savory Stuffed Persimmons With Lentils [Vegan, Grain-Free]







  • 5 Fuyu persimmons
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup baby mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 cup lentils, cooked
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut water, optional
  • 2 tablespoon Peperoncini peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cranberries, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Cut the tops of the Persimmons and scoop out the inside using a melon baller.  Save the insides.
  3. Take a baking dish and oil it using cooking spray.  Spray the persimmon inside and outside and place them in the oven.
  4. Roast them for 7 minutes and then remove the baking dish.  Set them aside to cool.
  5. Heat a medium pan on medium for 30 seconds before adding the oil.
  6. Add the onions and cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the garlic and ginger.
  8. Add the mushrooms and cook for 7 minutes or until they soften.
  9. Add the persimmon pulp and coconut water.  Cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  10. Add the spinach and let them shrink to half their size.
  11. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  12. Fill up the roasted persimmons with the lentil mixture.  You will have some mixture left over.
  13. Transfer the persimmons into the oven again and roast for about 7-10 minutes.
  14. Remove and let them cool to touch. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 355 | Carbs: 48 g | Fat: 9 g | Protein: 21 g | Sodium: 204 mg | Sugar: 2 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.