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green fig salad recipe (green banana).

a recipe by
Cynthia Burke-Hynes
Vernon, BC

This Green Fig or Green Bananas salad is similar to a potato salad . One bite and I can see why St. Lucians are so proud of this amazing salad recipe. The unusual mix of green bananas and salt cod will leave you craving this dish time after time.

method Stove Top

Ingredients For green fig salad recipe (green banana).

  • 5
    green cooking bananas (green fig)
  • 3
  • 1 c
    diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise or miricle whip
  • 1 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 c
    salted cod, prepared
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped

How To Make green fig salad recipe (green banana).

  • 1
    Prepare salt cod by simmering in water for 1/2 hour, drain salty water, add fresh water, and repeat 2 more times. After final simmer, drain and using a fork or your hands, break cod into small shredded bits.
  • 2
    The green cooking bananas will be very firm and difficult to peel. If there is a sap, do not get on clothing as it will stain, add vegetable oil to hands for easy handling. Trim off stem from both ends and run a knife down the full length of banana the depth of the peel. Cover with salted water and bring to a boil for 10 to 15 minutes, the cut you made will open up and allow for easy removal of the peel. The water will discolour while boiling, this is natural. Allow Bananas to cool, remove and chop into 1" pieces similar to potato salad.
  • 3
    Dice the bell peppers, chop scallions and parsley. Place a nonstick frying pan on a medium heat with the olive oil and add scallions, garlic, cod bits, green peppers and pepper. A HOT pepper may be added if you like the added heat. Turn down heat to med low and saute to bring out the natural flavours of these ingredients. Allow to cool.
  • 4
    In a large bowl place the diced (cooked and cooled) bananas, then top with the flavored ingredients (whiched should be cooled) and add mayonnaise. Taste to check for saltiness and adjust if necessary. Give it a good mix and Chill in refrigerator to allow flavours to get happy.