Hello, my name is Winnie the Pooh, and I am going to show you how to make a Hundred Acre Woods Salad. After I got stuck in my friend Rabbit’s front door…and a beehive, my friends decided that I need to go on a vegetable diet. Christopher Robin, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Tiger, Eeyore, Rabbit, and Owl helped me gather a few ingredients for this recipe, and they also gave me a list of instructions on how to assemble it. Oh bother, I wish they’d added more honey! This juicy salad tastes as condensed milk or fresh honeycomb…mmm, and I recommend making a double batch of the honey-lemon dressing. It’s time for a little something!
Here’s the list of ingredients:
1 ½ heads of lettuce from Christopher Robin
½ cup baby carrots from Rabbit
¼ cup sliced almonds from owl
¼ cup craisins from Piglet
½ cup shredded cheese from Tiger
1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest from Roo
1 Tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon thyme from Eeyore
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil from Kanga
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
OPTIONAL: 3 prickly thistles from Eeyore and ¼ cup of sweetened condensed milk
First, wash and chop the lettuce before placing it in a large honey pot. Then slice Rabbit’s carrots into rounds, and sprinkle them on the salad with the crushed almonds, craisins, (you can add the thistles and the condensed milk now), and shredded cheese. In a smaller honey pot, mix together your lemon juice and zest, chopped thyme, and honey (don’t worry if you “accidentally” add a lot extra). Then stir in the olive oil and salt and pepper in. Pour this dressing on top of your salad or serve it on the side and eat it with more hon…oops…I mean toppings.
If you like, you can add additional ingredients. Some of my favorites are cake, berries, and cookies! Christopher Robin also gave me a list of extra toppings: corn, walnuts, or freshly chopped fruits. This dish is good for picnics with your friends, and I hope you give it a try!
Photo credit, image 1: https://daynebatten.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/StuckPooh.jpg
Photo credit, image 2: Joie Koo, the author
Recipe credit, dressing: Jacobson, Melissa Rubel. “Honey-Lemon Dressing,” June 2009, https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/honey-lemon-dressing.
Recipe credit, salad base: Joie Koo, the author