Salads and Vegetables: Salads: Thai Banana and Green Chili Salad

A delicious cucumber, lettuce and snow pea salad with a zingy green chili dressing, topped with peanuts and bananas.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: September 20, 2012

Suggestions: The fresh herbs make all the difference in this tasty salad. Avoid dried substitutes.

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x approx. 2 cup servings

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins

Ingredients:

    2 green chilies, finely sliced
    1 tsp grated ginger
    1 Tbsp fish sauce
    2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
    1 Tbsp brown sugar
    1/4 cup light coconut milk
    1 packet mixed salad leaves or 1/2 lettuce head, torn into bite size pieces
    1 continental cucumber, peeled and sliced (3 oz)
    1 cup snow peas
    1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
    1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves
    1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
    3 small firm bananas

Directions:

    DRESSING: Place chilies, ginger, fish sauce, lemon juice, sugar, and coconut milk in a jar with a firm-fitting lid. Shake until combined. You could also use a blender or food processor.

    SALAD: Combine salad leaves, cucumber, snow peas, mint, and coriander in a bowl. Pour dressing over. Just before serving, slice the bananas and top the salad with bananas and roasted peanuts.

Variations:

    For a more substantial meal, try adding cooked shrimp, shredded chicken or shredded pork.

    For lower-sodium, use homemade fish sauce, or if available use prepared low-sodium fish sauce.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:167 cals
Kilojoules:698 kJ
Fat:5.9 g
Carbohydrates:27.5 g
Protein:5.2 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:369 mg
Saturated Fat:1.5 g
Fiber:4.4 g
Calcium:49.0 mg
Total Sugars:14.7 g

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