Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mystery Salad Guest Post #7

One of my favorite things about Retro WW is the plethora of bizarro salads we have to choose from. These salads typically contain ingredients that simply should not EVER be combined together in nature. But yet somehow, in the end-- they seem to work. Tracy from TracyCooksItRight was willing to try one of these salads. I have no idea how she ate this, but she did it. A warning for those with weak stomachs: the following salad mixes gherkins, bananas, and mustard. I'm totally not making that up.

Hawaiian Beachcomber's Salad
8 oz. canned tuna
1/2 cup diced celery
2 tbsp chopped gherkins
1 medium banana, sliced
2 small slices pineapple (canned in own juice), diced - plus 2 tbsp juice
2 tbsp mayo
1 tsp dry mustard
2 cups shredded lettuce

Combine all ingredients except lettuce. Mix thoroughly, and divide evenly into 2 large bowls holding shredded lettuce. Makes 2 servings.

Since my mother and I were Weight Watchers during the 1960's and 70's, the recipes of that time are nostalgic to me. My experience in your Retro experiment was typical of what I've been reading from others. The recipe for "Hawaiian Beachcomber's Salad" sounded interesting, to say the least, but ended up tasting quite good. It was easy to put together, low in the present day Points Plus value, and filling. Thank you for the opportunity to participate. It brought back fond memories of my days as a child Weight Watcher. Thanks Mimi.


Lynn Thompson said...

I read the ingredients and thought, "GROSS" but after reading your review I am thinking about trying it. Just thinking right now but I'll let you know if I get brave.

Anonymous said...

I thought the same as Lynn....gross, but I may give it a go too. Just not sure about the banana/tuna combo! Have a great day!