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Ingredients

2 not fully ripe bananas, diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 Habanero pepper, seeds removed, diced fine
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt (optional)

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and gently toss to mix. Correct seasonings, adding salt, lime juice or sugar to taste. The salsa should be a little sweet and a little sour. Best when served a couple hours after making. Cover and refriegerate until serving.

Pamela McMunn
Davenport



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