Banana-Kiwi Salad


Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma's fruit salad. This unusual combination of tropical fruit in a savory shallot vinaigrette will have you dreaming of the tropics.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 4 kiwis, peeled and diced

  • 2 firm ripe bananas, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews, toasted (see Tip)


  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, shallot, vinegar, honey, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add kiwis, bananas, bell pepper and mint; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with cashews.


Tip: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 853IU 17%
Vitamin C 96mg 106%
Folate 45mcg 11%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 44mg 11%
Potassium 522mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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