Monday, July 13, 2009

Banana Peanut Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

I assume you like me if you are taking time out of your life to read this--or you at least think I'm a decent person. I think that even if you don't like me now, you are going to love me if you make this for yourself. If you like peanut butter and bananas together, you probably already have them in your fridge, so this will be even easier to make for you!

I wish I could share it with you. Well, not really, because then I'd get less. It's so good.

I got this recipe from the lady who used to teach in my classroom and now runs her own cooking school (how cool is that???), Bonnie Aeschliman. It's so good. The dressing stuff is amazing, then with bananas and peanuts mixed in. Wow!! Kids would like it too. Just remember that if you're not planning on consuming the whole thing right away (notice the key word is might consume it all even if you didn't plan on it) that you should dip your banana slices in a little lemon juice sweetened with a touch of sugar.
Who even cares about the picture? Just eat it! :)

Banana Peanut Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

2 T peanut butter (I used chunky natural)
2 T honey
1 cup vanilla yogurt (I used nonfat, low cal)
3 large, ripe bananas
1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

To make dressing, combine peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Stir together with a fork until smooth and creamy. Add yogurt, stirring until well blended. (so you may want to start with a little extra of each ingredient to allow for some taste testing:)

Cut bananas into uniform slices (1/4 to 1/2 inch) and drizzle dressing over bananas. (don't have to use all of decide) Add peanuts. DEVOUR!!!
Bonnie suggests laying out large leaves of lettuce, arranging the bananas in the leaves, and drizzling the dressing over the top then sprinkling with the chopped nuts.