Save on Pinterest

Banana-Nut Green Salad

Ripe sliced bananas and crunchy ginger-roasted walnuts create a yummy combo in this fresh tossed salad. Swap in Gorgonzola cheese for extra flavor. —Betty Jean Nichols, Eugene, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    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 walnut 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

  • Preheat oven to 300°. 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 until nuts are lightly browned and evenly coated, 18-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 219 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Recommended Video