Extremely refreshing. I make extra salsa to keep in the fridge for a pick-me-up after a long day at uni. You can serve it on a banana leaf with lime wedges.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 mins
additional:
7 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, mix bananas, cucumbers, mint, cilantro, ginger, and red chile pepper to make salsa.

    Advertisement
  • In a small bowl, blend lime juice, fish sauce, and brown sugar until sugar has dissolved. Thoroughly mix into the salsa.

  • Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Place prawns in the water, and cook 3 minutes, or until flesh is opaque. Serve with the banana salsa.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 36g 72% DV; carbohydrates 25.4g 8% DV; fat 2g 3% DV; cholesterol 258.8mg 86% DV; sodium 281.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
i loved this recipe! altho perhaps calling it a 'salsa' is a tad misleading. it's best eaten with plain rice asian style which might explain why the flavors were too strong for some reviewers hehe! try a small teaspoon of this on a large rice cracker as finger food. Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2003
My boyfriend loved this recipe but unfortunately I didn't. I found the taste of the fish sauce and all that cilantro too strong. The prawns that the recipe called for are just too large - you have to eat a bite of prawn then a bite of the salsa. If you like cilantro you should try this recipe - but I suggest you use small shrimp that can be eaten with the salsa in the same bite. Read More
(20)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
i loved this recipe! altho perhaps calling it a 'salsa' is a tad misleading. it's best eaten with plain rice asian style which might explain why the flavors were too strong for some reviewers hehe! try a small teaspoon of this on a large rice cracker as finger food. Read More
(23)
Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2003
My boyfriend loved this recipe but unfortunately I didn't. I found the taste of the fish sauce and all that cilantro too strong. The prawns that the recipe called for are just too large - you have to eat a bite of prawn then a bite of the salsa. If you like cilantro you should try this recipe - but I suggest you use small shrimp that can be eaten with the salsa in the same bite. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2010
This is an interesting combo and so very delicious! Very easy to make as well. I have made this many times and love it the more I make it! I mix the prawns in and eat it with a spoon I love it so much! Goes good served as an appy with french bread too. If you love cilantro mint and lime juice you will love this recipe!! Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2008
Brilliant the Salsa was amazing used it with fish cakes instead of prawns. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
Very good (and pretty)! You may think the salsa dressing is too salty/limey at the beginning but it sweetens a lot after the bananas are added. King prawns were a little too dear for me so I used large shrimp. You may want to chop your bananas & cucumber smaller to make this more like a salsa I just brushed my shrimp with the dressing and ate it all like salad. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2008
I was looking for something outside the usual meat'n taters. This was an unexpected spicy/tangy taste kaleidoscope! Didn't have any fish sauce so I used soy instead-- worked great! Also subbed the red pepper with red pepper flakes as it's what I had on hand. And finally subbed with queen-sized shrip instead of king prawns. One thing I wasn't sure about was whether the dish should be served warm or cold. Guess I'll have to taste test both! I will definitely make this interesting dish again. (Gave it a 4 since I didn't follow the exact directions.) Read More
(10)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Delicious! Will let it marinate overnight and have for lunch tomorrow. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2009
Gave this 4 stars because I changed it so much from the original but what a great base to start with! I eliminated the cilantro and put in only 1/4 tsp. of the thai fish sauce (1 tablespoon of that stuff would put me off fish for a year!) I will increase the bananas next time. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2013
By far and away one of my favorite Thai salad recipes...makes quite an impression at a dinner party! Read More
(2)