When blogger Mimi of 1972: WW THE RETRO WW EXPERIMENT put out a call for volunteers to make some vintage Weight Watcher recipes, I was in. After all, I was a Weight Watcher member way back in elementary school when we were required to eat fish 5 times a week and liver once a week. Heaven forbid!
Since my husband and I enjoy fish occasionally, I asked if I could make a fish recipe. Mimi sent me an interesting dish called Hawaiian Beachcomber's Salad. With my husband working from home today, it was the perfect lunch.
A pattern I've noticed with the "retro" Weight Watcher recipes is how unusual they sound and how delicious they taste. Such was the case in my own experiment. When I immediately heard, "Mmm, this is good," I knew we had a winner.
Hawaiian Beachcomber's Salad
8 ounces canned tuna
1/2 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons chopped gherkins
1 medium banana, sliced
2 small slices pineapple (canned in own juice), diced - plus 2 tablespoons juice
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon 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.