March Hare Salad


This is a unique side dish that my parents made frequently when I was growing up. I believe it comes from one of the Moosewood Cookbooks. The combination of the cottage cheese with the crunch of the sunflower seeds and some of the veggies is very appealing. This is a very refreshing tasting and healthy side. This was the first thing I made when I got my new food processor because it helps a lot with all the chopping. We would always make a big batch of this and then have yummy leftovers for a few days.




  • ›3 cups (1.5 pints) cottage cheese (may be low fat)
  • ›2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • ›4 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
  • ›1 carrot, grated or diced
  • ›1 tomato, diced
  • ›2 scallions (spring onions), sliced
  • ›1 small bell pepper – any color – diced
  • ›1 celery stick, diced
  • ›1 small cucumber – diced
  • ›1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • small handful alfalfa sprouts
  • ›juice of 1 lemon
  • ›salt and pepper to taste

Optional extras:

  • ›1/2 a diced apple
  • ›handful of raisins
  • ›hardboiled egg, chopped
  • ›3 or 4 cooked, chopped potatoes
  • ›1/2 cup black eyed beans


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate

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