Sauteed Persimmons with Green Beans with Chives

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Received persimmons from a friend and needed to find a recipe to share with the group for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans according to directions.
  2. Usually frozen beans are boiled for 2-4 minutes and then drained.
  3. After draining, immediately plunge beans into a bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking and drain.
  4. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat until hot and sauté persimmons until lightly browned and softened, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add a pinch of sugar to help sweeten the persimmons.
  6. Add beans and 1/4 cup chives and sauté, stirring gently, until hot.
  7. Transfer mixture to a platter and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chives on top.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. It's delicious on its own, and something out of the ordinary to do with persimmons. I used native north american fruit, so the visual wasn't as nice as the photo, but the taste was great.

realbirdlady November 13, 2008

The persimmons sauteed in olive oil practically melt in your mouth... I was reminded of butter and caramel and couldn't stop eating them! My green beans didn't cook quite long enough and I didn't have any chives on hand, so my version of this dish didn't turn out to be 5-star worthy, but it was still so close that I'm sure it would have been if I had done it properly! It's so nice to find a recipe for persimmons that isn't a bread or dessert. Just for that this recipe deserves five stars!

halcrewebon November 27, 2006