This is a healthy, very tasty salad. Make it a few hours ahead of time and the flavors will mingle nicely. Cooking time is actually chilling time. Add salt and pepper to taste. It keeps for several days in the fridge.
I think I got this recipe from Taste of Home magazine. It has a very refreshing taste. The original frosting called for 1 cup of coconut, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 T orange juice, 1 T lemon juice, 4 tsp grated orange peel, and 1 cup of heavy cream. I just frost it with the fat-free Cool Whip mixed with the orange juice, lemon juice, and peel.
The original recipe was vegetarian, but I add beef and corn. Without those 2 ingredients it has 137 calories & 1.7 g of fat per serving. It's also good with some hot sauce and sour cream added when you serve it.
I first had this at a potluck as a kid and I've thought it was pure heaven ever since. It tastes good made with strawberries or other fruit too, but bananas are best IMO. Cooking time includes cooling time for crust.
This is so rich and delish -- my grandma used to keep a jar in the fridge to eat with a spoon. I've made it with skim evaporated milk and Land o'Lakes 1/2 calorie butter with no ill effects (but really, what's the point? LOL!)
This was a little bland, but if you're not worried about sodium, a bit of salt made it fabulous!
8 (1 cup) servings: 144 calories, 21 g carbs, 11 g protein, 1 g fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 92 mg sodium.
I think next time I'd try only one can of tomatoes. We couldn't taste the peanut butter and had a zillion tomato pieces left over. Without rice or barley, each serving has 273 calories, 32 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 10 g fat (2 g sat fat), and 5 g fiber