POLYNESIAN BANANA FANTASY

I always loved the Polynesian banana fantasy bowl at my favorite little vegetarian spot in Orlando, Dandelion Community Cafe. It’s closed now, so I decided to re-make this classic to allow it to live on. This recipe’s fresh rainbow of fruits and veggies drizzled in curry dressing is a sure-fire way to brighten my day.

This Polynesian banana fantasy bowl can be served over a bed of greens, rice, or a combination of both. I prefer to load up on spring mix with a scoop of brown rice too to make the dish hearty and filling. You could also use cauliflower rice. As seen in my CURRY CAULIFLOWER RICE BOWL with pomegranates and walnuts.

POLYNESIAN BANANA FANTASY

I love drizzling Ambitious Kitchen’s Healthy Curry Tahini Dressing over this bowl. It has just a few simple ingredients and is the perfect creaminess. Previously, I’ve used the Hope Foods Thai Coconut Curry hummus. I just watered it down a bit to make a dressing consistency. This is a great option if you have it on-hand or are in a pinch for time!

Another time saver for this Polynesian banana fantasy bowl is to buy matchstick carrots. I typically keep a 5 lb. bag of carrots in the house, so I don’t mind julienning them for this recipe. However, if julienning carrots sounds like a hassle, matchstick ones are just the same.

POLYNESIAN BANANA FANTASY

What makes this recipe so out-there? It’s definitely the bananas. Who adds bananas to a salad? It’s such an odd ingredient but makes me love it all the more. The raisins, bananas, and dried coconut bring a sweet twist to the traditional savory salad. However, because it does include bananas, it typically isn’t a leftover-friendly dish. The sliced bananas will begin to brown over time. If you’d like to prepare this salad for another day, I recommend tossing everything besides the bananas- just leave those for last minute!

Yield: 1

POLYNESIAN BANANA FANTASY

POLYNESIAN BANANA FANTASY

This Polynesian banana fantasy bowl's fresh rainbow of fruits and veggies drizzled in curry dressing is a sure-fire way to brighten my day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 c mixed greens
  • 1/2 c brown rice, prepared
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced into quarters
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1/3 banana, sliced into wheels
  • 1/4 c walnuts
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp Healthy Curry Tahini Dressing

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Toss and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 721Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 651mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 17gSugar: 29gProtein: 27g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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