Tuesday, April 5, 2011

White Rabbit Salad

Here is a flexible fresh fruit salad which is adaptable to all the seasons. The addition of cottage cheese and nuts adds protein, making this a perfect light lunch. Because of the sweetness of the fruit, this salad can easily stand in for dessert. Or, of course, it can be served as a side salad.

The recipe is from the original Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.

The book was written and published in the 1970's when the vegetarian and natural foods movement was just gaining a foot hold in mainstream society. These "hippies" were still considered counter-culture, though they are now respected and successful business people and grandparents.

The Moosewood Cookbook has been revised over the years, but my copy is the original. I have made and enjoyed many of these delicious recipes. I have always loved the simplicity of the book with its hand lettered and illustrated recipes.

And I can't give the recipe for White Rabbit Salad without a nod to the inference of the popular song at that  time, titled, White Rabbit, written and performed by Grace Slick with the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane.

For my salad, this time, I used an apple, a pear, a navel orange cut into sections, a mango, a kiwi, golden raisins, toasted pecans and toasted sesame seeds along with the cottage cheese, lemon juice, and honey.

I am sharing this recipe with Cookbook Sundays at Melynda's blog, Mom's Sunday Cafe

Shared with Sweets for a Saturday #12 at the blog, Sweet as Sugar Cookies


  1. OMG, yummy! I remember those days of Jefferson Airplane and then later Jefferson Starship. I can't wait to make this, maybe for Easter Sunday dinner (which is also my Sunday Dinner!) Thanks Rocquie.

  2. yum, with the name, i would have thought to see carrots! thanks so much for sharing, looks lovely! as per usual ;)
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

  3. What a delicious salad - I was scared it had rabbit in it! I remember my parents listening to Jefferson Airplane!

  4. I eat cottage cheese almost every day for lunch and this would be such a great treat to make. I love the combination of the nuts and fruit with the cottage cheese. I'm definitely bookmarking this one :o)

  5. The page with the recipe on it is just so charming. What a lovely little book to own!
    And the salad looks wonderful, of course.
    Btw, I love the song that is this salads' namesake ;-)

  6. Isn't it just the simple things that are the best?

  7. Your fruit salad looks delicious! I'd love a bowl right about now :)