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Banana-Nut Green Salad Recipe

Banana-Nut Green Salad Recipe

Betty Jean Nichols of Eugene, Oregon adds sliced bananas and crunchy ginger-roasted walnuts to her tossed salad. She suggests using Gorgonzola cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup walnuts halves
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 12 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 4 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the oil, soy sauce, salt, ginger and onion powder. Add walnuts; toss to coat. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 300° for 18-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned and evenly coated. Set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and bananas. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and toasted walnuts. Serve immediately. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 219 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.