Melon and Banana Slaw


The tofu makes a very creamy dressing, which you can use in many different recipes such as on tropical fruit for a first course or for a delicate mixed greens salad garnished with fresh fruit. Other possibilities include using it as a dessert sauce over frozen fruit-flavored yogurt or as a flavorful topping for cut-up fruit for dessert.

  • 6Servings


  • 1 cup silken soft tofu
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 2 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. honey or brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups thinly sliced melon of any variety
  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage leaves


Put tofu, banana, lime zest, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth, for about 30 seconds. Refrigerate until chilled.

Slice melons by carefully cutting off rinds, leaving melons whole. Cut 1/4-inch-thick slices from one side until nearly at seed cavity. Repeat with remaining 3 sides. Stack, cut slices into 1/4-x3-inch pieces and measure in cup. Put strips in a bowl.

Remove very green leaves from outer layers of cabbage, and cut off any thick ribs and tough stem ends. Stack 3 or 4 leaves, and roll into a cigar shape. Using a very sharp knife, slice cabbage into very thin shreds, and add to bowl with melon.

Dress salad with chilled yogurt-banana-lime dressing, gently stirring it in to avoid breaking melon, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 120
  • Carbohydrate Content: 23 g
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 410 mg
  • Sugar Content: 9 g