31 May, 2010
Savory Tomato-Banana Salad… Simple, Luscious… Who Knew These Went Together So Beautifully!
A tomato, a banana, a green onion… who knew these guys made such a great team?
But it’s not so surprising, really… Bananas have been used in all sorts of savory dishes around the world, and tomatoes are technically a fruit. The combo makes me think of fried sweet-banana cuban “maduros” with fresh salsa. But of course… without the calories, the heaviness, the toxicity of fried things.
This dish is quick, luscious, juicy, and I enjoyed the entire recipe myself for a filling meal without the benefit of crunchy side things, such as raw chips or organic tortilla chips. This was entirely satisfying on its own.
And, again… the theme of delicious food made from Utterly Pedestrian ingredients continues admirably. I am pleased.
Recipe for: Savory Tomato-Banana Salad
- 1 tomato (mine was small-to-medium-sized) — about 1 cup chopped in case you want to use cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 not-too-ripe banana (it should be firm, not mushy)
- 1 green onion, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon cold-pressed olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon or so quality salt, such as Himalayan Crystal salt
- generous grinding fresh black pepper
Cut the tomato into wedges and then into thin, small pieces. Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then into thin pieces. Chop the green onion into thin slices.
Combine all ingredients. They look pretty stacked nicely on the plate, but give a good toss before you enjoy it.
Easy as that!