Banana Nut Salad


by Oct 21st, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes

Banana Nut Salad

Banana Nut Salad

I’ve noticed that when it comes to fruit salad, bananas tend to get a bad rap. Yes, they brown quickly but when there perfectly ripe they make such sweet compliment to a savory meal.

Banana Nut Salad

While I do feel bad for all the banana neglect in this world, I’ll fully admit that this dish was inspired more by a kitchen gadget than by banana guilt. It’s a banana cutter. You read that right. A banana cutter. My lovely and thoughtful mother in law gave it to my kid as a gift. I was shocked that this sort of thing even made it to market – how hard is it to cut a banana? Turns out my mother in law was on to something because my kid is just itching to use the cutter whenever there is a banana on premises.

Banana Nut Salad

After some super-cool banana cutting, throw some dried cranberries, nuts and honey on top and you’ve got yourself a bunch of liberated bananas. Now for the recipe…

Banana Nut Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins

4 bananas, sliced
handful of dried cranberries
handful of chopped pecans
honey for drizzling

Place banana slices is a bowl. Top with pecans and cranberries. Drizzle honey and serve with something savory, or with yogurt for dessert. Serves 4.

Banana Nut Salad


11 Comments on “Banana Nut Salad”

  1. 1.) gigi
    October 22nd, 2010

    wow, what a joy to see you at work with your unique banana cutter!
    this looks sooo delicious…..great job!!

  2. 2.) tryityoumightlikeit
    October 22nd, 2010

    Cool gadget! That looks like a really delicious salad.

  3. 3.) Stacie
    October 22nd, 2010

    We eat a lot of bananas in our house! Love the banana cutter!

  4. 4.) cathy
    October 22nd, 2010

    That looks yummy! I'm going to give it a try.

  5. 5.) Robyn
    October 22nd, 2010

    That banana cutter is the most awesome thing ever! My son would love it. Can you ask your mother in law where she got it from!?

  6. 6.) Michelle
    October 23rd, 2010

    My kid loves the apple cutter so somehow it doesn’t shock me that they made a banana cutter. The salad looks great too.

  7. 7.) Lisa
    October 24th, 2010

    Could this be served before school? I wonder would it give the kids enough energy to power through until lunchtime?

  8. 8.) Lisa
    October 26th, 2010

    Oh, how we loved this recipe. My 9 y/o made this himself to serve to our family with the dinner frittata on your site and we loved both recipes. Thanks!

  9. 9.) CookingWithMyKid
    October 26th, 2010

    Since so many people emailed to ask, I updated the post to include a link to the banana cutter! :)

  10. 10.) Missy
    November 12th, 2010

    We tried this the other night along with the breakfast biscuit/muffins. My kid and I even documented the banana salad making process on my blog with lots of credit to you. She LOVED it. Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas and great recipes. Our family is enjoying so many new ideas thanks to you and your son!

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