Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hippie Salad

I want to get into the retro action!  Everywhere you turn is a throwback version of something so why not jump on the band wagon?  Can you dig it?

This salad includes ingredients considered "natural" in the 60's and 70's (and today, too).  Flower children and peaceniks reunite, and dig in to these groovy flavors. 

Hippie Salad

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash freshly ground black pepper

1 small head leafy lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups)
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup chopped banana
1/4 cup raisins (or dried blueberries, if you discover you are out of raisins)
1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, toasted

Combine all dressing ingredients in small bowl and whisk until well blended and emulsified; set aside.  Measure all salad ingredients into large salad bowl and pour dressing over them.  Toss gently until everything is evenly distributed and serve immediately.  Makes 4 servings, each about 2 cups, 4 points plus and 200 calories.  Peace, man!


  1. Groovy salad! I love vintage recipes and this looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely.. This looks great.. (I've been wanting some new chicken wing recipes, any directions..? please help.. lol) ~