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Green Banana Salad (Caribbean)

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Category: Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 4 md Bananas, green (unripe),
  • -peeled
  • 2 c Water
  • 1 pn Salt, or more, optional
  • Lemon juice, spray
  • 1 sm Cucumber, with peel, thinly
  • -sliced (1/8")
  • 1 md Ripe tomato, chopped,
  • -reserve the juice for salad
  • -dressing
  • 1 lg Celery stalk, halve
  • -lengthwise and thinly
  • -sliced
  • 2 md Carrots, finely shredded
  • 1 Avocado, peel pit cube
  • Lemon juice, sprayed on
  • -avocado


8 tb Fat-free Southwestern Salad
-Dressing, (see link)
-thinned with reserved
-tomato juice
Honey-roasted sunflower
-seeds, optional garnish
8 Whole wheat dinner rolls,

For the dressing: add fat-free dressing to the reserved tomato juice to
make one-tablespoon per serving.

Heat water in skillet; sprinkle in a little salt; reduce heat and add the
bananas; simmer about 2 minutes per side. Drain and cool (with cold tap
water on gentle spray). Spray with a little fresh lemon juice and set aside
to air-dray. While drying, chop and slice. Assemble the salad. Add up to
1/2 cup of thinned dressing. Cut bananas into 1/2-inch slices and
incorporate into salad. Then add the finely shredded carrot and toss. Chill
for 1 to 3 hrs and serve with seeds or wheat-germ and/or a whole wheat
dinner roll with added grains and seeds.

*TIP: Instead of frying the bananas or plantains, this recipe boils them.
If boiled too long or vigorously, the bananas brown and distintegrate. It
happens fast. *PANTRY: Plaintains may be used. We use a (nearly) fat-free
Southwest style (tomato and red bell pepper) vinaigrettes bottled by
Brianna. *LINK: Fat-Free Italian Salad dressing. *VARIATION: Asian soy
ginger salad dressing thinned with with selzer or ginger ale or fresh
orange juice. * Heat it up with a drop of hot sauce or a little minced
fresh jalapeno.

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