Travel to the Caribbean any day of the year with this delicious, fruit-filled garden salad.
Sweet fruit, slightly spicy red onions and bright lemon juice are the secret to this wildly easy and delicious salad. Inspired by a family vacation we took back in 1985, my mom has been making this salad ever since. This is definitely one of those recipes that I can’t believe I haven’t shared on The Lemon Bowl before!
If you’re not familiar with Tortola, it is the largest, most populated island of the British Virgin Islands located in the Caribbean. I was only 4 years old at the time so I don’t have many memories of the vacation but I love hearing the stories whenever my mom prepares this salad.
That’s the great thing about food, it is a great way to make travel memories last for years and years. Now that I have a 2 year old and a 5 month old, I give major props to my parents for making this trip when my little sister was just 3 months old!
I love the fact that we can make this Caribbean Salad without ever stepping foot on an airplane and immediately we are transported back to the island of Tortola.
What foods do you make to bring back travel memories? I would love to hear from you.
Your fork is waiting.
- 6 cups romaine - roughy chopped
- 1 medium banana - sliced in rounds
- 1 orange - peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
- ½ medium red onion - thinly sliced
- ¼ cup minced parsley
- juice of one lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup minced parsley - optional garnish
- Place romaine in a large salad bowl and top with sliced bananas, orange pieces, red onion and parsley.
- Drizzle with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss well before serving.
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