It was only during my first trip to Trinidad as a teenager that I realised the sheer variety of bananas that existed. Most of us are familiar with the Chiquito variety of medium sized bananas and a few more with yellow plantain and even green banana. But Trinidad introduced to me red skin banana, sour tasting banana, short fig and cooking fig. I think I’ll work with the 3 I know for now. This recipe is a typical alternative to potato salad in Trinidad. The firm starchy texture of the green banana makes it a usual candidate for Metemgee; but it works really well in this salad as it resembles the waxy texture of new potatoes. It’s also packed with vitamin C, B6 and Potassium, so don’t feel guilty serving yourself a larger portion.