Monday, May 9, 2011

Baked Banana Salsa

Use this salsa as a dessert sauce, served over ice milk, sorbet or soy ice cream, fruit salad or sliced angel food cake, or as a sauce for savory pork, chicken or duck
  • 4 ripe unpeeled bananas (about 2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (such as walnuts or almonds)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place whole bananas (in their skins) on a baking sheet and allow to roast for 20 minutes; skins will turn brown. Allow to cool.

Peel and dice bananas and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently until combined.