Darby Stanchfield's Persimmon and Pistachio Salad

Julia Millay Walsh
As if we need any more excuses to get healthy this month, Scandal star Darby Stanchfield, who plays Abby Whelan on the show, has shared one of her favourite healthy dishes—a romaine salad with persimmon and pistachios. "I love to make this salad for lunch," says Stanchfield. "It's a fun take on the Romaine salad." It also happens to be the perfect meal for Meatless Monday, a day Whelan embraces. Keep scrolling to get her recipe!
3/4 head of romaine, washed and chopped
1 persimmon, sliced into wedges
1/2 avocado, seeded and chopped
1 small handful of fresh dill, diced
2 tbsp. raw, unsalted pistachios
1/2 Meyer lemon
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt
Cracked pepper

Toss the chopped romaine, persimmon, avocado, and dill into a pasta bowl. Squeeze the Meyer lemon over the whole salad. Drizzle the olive oil over salad. Add sea salt to taste. Toss again gently. Finally. add cracked pepper to taste.

Serves: 1 entrée-sized salad or 2 starter salads

Follow Darby on Instagram to see more of her healthy recipes, and catch her on Scandal, Thursday, Jan. 29, when new episodes return!

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