When I married my husband, David, I knew nothing about Banana Salad. But he loves it and his mother taught me to make it. It has become a favorite of mine as well. It goes with so many meals. It is sort of the stand by salad at our house. Everyone loves it. How many times I have thought, "Hey, Banana Salad would be great with this meal!" and then been disappointed because I didn't have a banana.
You might think it unusual, but it doesn't seem unusual to me at all. Well, not any more anyway. =) Try it for dinner. My guess is it'll become a favorite at your house.
It is as simple to make as it is delicious.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Tear some lettuce in bite sized pieces. Slice a banana.
Pour on the dressing, stir, and serve!
6 C. torn Iceberg lettuce
2/3 C. salad dressing (Miracle Whip)
6 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. celery seed
1/8 tsp. celery seed
1/8 tsp. celery salt
Place torn lettuce in a large bowl. Slice bananas and arrange over salad. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing, milk, vinegar, sugar, celery seed and celery salt. Whisk until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad and mix well. Serve immediately. 6 servings.
David says, "I don’t recall having a “favorite” meal growing up. Just about everything my mother put on the table was delicious and I never had to worry that dinner might be something I was going to dread. She made liver about once every 2-3 years, as if to give our tastebuds one more chance to overhaul their preferences. Even on those rare occasions, thankfully she always served a full meal, and there were plenty of other flavors to drown out the pasty, nasty liver. When I was a newlywed, I once asked my wife Deanna – the second dream cook of my life – if she would make a banana salad. She had never heard of such a thing, and I directed her to my mother. Such a simple but yummy side that complements just about any meal. Deanna loved it immediately and serves it to our family quite often. Every time I eat Banana Salad, I’m reminded of my mother’s tasty repertoire and her consistent diligence of putting a delicious, well-rounded meal on the table so we could enjoy dinner as a family every evening."
~David Buxton, Pleasant Grove, Utah
This recipe is found in the Worldwide Ward Mom's Best Recipes Cookbook.