Apple Banana Salad with Peanuts
Enjoy a fresh, flavorful change of pace with a surprising mix of lettuce, apples, and bananas, topped with a paprika dressing. This is a quick, easy meal for a busy day.
5 cups lettuce mix
2 ripe bananas
2 1/2 medium apples, sliced (14 oz. of sliced apples)
3/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
For the Dressing:
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons fat-reduced mayonnaise
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons paprika
1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
2. Slice bananas.
3. In a large salad bowl, toss mixed greens, banana and apple slices, peanuts, and dressing.
Serving Suggestions: Serve with 8 oz non-fat milk and one slice of rustic whole-grain bread
Tips on how to select and store bananas:
- Choose bananas that are slightly green on the stem and tip. They should be firm, without bruises.
- Store unripe bananas at room temperature. Store ripe bananas in refrigerator for up to two weeks; peel may turn black
Produce for Better Health Foundation
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 90 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugars 26 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin D 0 mg
Calcium 99 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 810 mg
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