12 Reviews

I liked it!! So did my adult friends. The kids, however, were picking out the stuff they didn't like. I don't like bell pepper, so I didn't use that. The recipe has 2 16-oz cans of water chestnuts, but the real recipe on the food network calls for 2 8-oz cans. I also toasted the nuts (pecans) and used golden raisins instead of regular ones. It kept really well over night and is still crisp on the third day! One key to the recipe, I think, is to use bananas that are not very ripe. I used yellow ones that still had a touch of green and no brown spots. I think riper ones would have been too overpowering.

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Chelley-Chelle July 05, 2007

Weird and wonderful!

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rosslare June 17, 2014

Took this to a friend's house as a side dish to fried chicken and it was a HUGE HIT! This traveled well and was loved by all. I will definitely make it again!

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JanuaryBride March 21, 2011

This is lick-the-plate delicious! I've made it a few times over the years and it's always a huge hit!

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Recipe Bell July 18, 2010

This is truly wonderful! I tried it after seeing Paula make it and have been a fan ever since! Don't let all the odd ingredients scare you! This truly is an awesome salad....you'll be beggin' for more!

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shellane May 24, 2008

Yes this recipe may sound weird, or even gross, but it's not! I was hesitant to try it but my daughter insisted that she wanted it at her birthday party. Everyone who tried this recipe with an open mind at the party loved it! It makes a ton as a side dish so don't double unless that is all you plan to serve.

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Mom of 3 picky eaters October 03, 2006

This salad is delicious. i tried it today. I used real bacon bits instead of sliced bacon & i added 1/4 cup od O'Charley's honey mustard salad dressing to the dressing. Delicious!!

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ValarieL June 01, 2006

This is out of this world! A unique combination that WORKS. Be sure and have the recipe ready as everyone wants it. I only use 5 ounces water chestnuts.

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olivegreen April 01, 2006

I have had this many times and I think it is WONDERFUL! It's easy to make and keeps for a few days,I'm going to make it today and I think I might add some cooked chicken breast and maybe an apple and make a meal out of it

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sunbo68 January 03, 2006

i have not made this, but it was served at 2 parties i went to this summer and it was disgusting- i thought the first time the people had made a mistake (banannas and peas???) but then at the next function i realized it was not a mistake- everyone that was sitting near me commented on how gross it was also- if you like the idea of all these ingredients together great, but i would not serve this to company!

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tiger28 August 16, 2005
Cornucopia Salad