Banana-Kiwi Salad

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Banana-Kiwi Salad

Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma's fruit salad. This unusual combination of tropical fruit in a savory shallot vinaigrette will have you dreaming of the tropics.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 4 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 firm ripe bananas, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews, toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

Whisk lime juice, oil, shallot, vinegar, honey, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add kiwis, bananas, bell pepper and mint; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with cashews.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 170
fat 6 g (1 g sat, 3 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 30 g
protein 3 g
fiber 5 g
sodium 151 mg
potassium 544 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (190% daily value), Fiber (20% dv), Potassium & Vitamin A (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1 1/2

Exchanges 2 fruit, 1 fat

From EatingWell February/March 2006