Caribbean Cool with Banana, Lime & Cashews
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Bananas make the coolest salad dressing ever. A chilled out dish best made during these hot summer days.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 lettuce
  • 1 cucumber
  • A 250g bag of multicoloured French beans
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • A handful of cashews
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cold water
You'll need
  • Frying pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Set a frying pan over a high heat. Top and tail the beans. Add to the hot pan with a pinch of salt. Fry, turning a few times, till lightly charred all over. Add to the salad.

  • 2.

    Peel the bananas. Add to a blender or food processor with the zest and juice of the limes, 2 tbsp water and 2 tsp of the garam masala. Blend till smooth. Add a few splashes of water if needed.

  • 3.

    Dollop the dressing over the salad. Put the frying pan over a medium to low heat. Add a handful of cashews and a pinch of salt. Toast till just golden. Sprinkle over the salad for a crunchy finish.

  • 4.

    Slice the base from the lettuce. Separate the leaves into a bowl. Use a veg peeler to peel the cucumber. Thinly slice the cucumber. Add with the peel to the lettuce.

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