NZ Woman's Weekly

Retro recipe: Banana cabbage salad

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I featured a banana dressing in this column a year ago, but I was reunited with the idea at a friend’s house.

She had made this delicious salad she says originally came from a recipe by Hudson and Halls, whose popular TV cooking show ran in the late 70s and early 80s. This is a divine salad even kids will enjoy, so give it a go and don’t forget to serve chilled.

  • 1 Chinese cabbage (you need a good peppery taste)
  • ¼ cup mashed banana
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh grated horseradish
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

1 Mix together to a stiff gummy paste. Thin with extra mayonnaise and lemon juice if it is too thick. Put in the fridge to chill.

2 Just before serving, finely slice the cabbage and dress with the banana dressing. Must be served cold.

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