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13 Delicious Non Rabbit Food Salads

by The Devil Wears Salad

Don’t Fret. We Got You. We’re Going to Help You Join The “No Rabbit Food” Movement and Send Across A Collection of Salad Recipes Even the Die-Hard Non-Salad Eaters Will Eat.

13 Delicious Non Rabbit Food Salads

Salad has the misfortune of continuously being referred to as “rabbit food”. A term best used to describe a bygone era of salads made from lettuce leaves too big to eat in one mouthful, raw cucumber, tomatoes and slices of red onion. Just like the very leaves and grass that rabbits sustain themselves on. 

It’s no wonder ranch dressing is so popular. What better way to add some much-needed oomph into a flavourless bowl of vegetables as you wait for the “real” food to be served?

Salads have had quite the resurgence in the last few years with large salad chains competing for a prominent spot in the food industry chain. The likes of Ottolenghi has made salads sexy while the world watched the Kardashians munch on take away salads. 

Yet, it’s synonymous association with healthy eating conjures unappetising “rabbit food” thoughts. Even self-proclaimed foodies who travel the world exploring all sorts of cuisines will tell us to our face that they categorically don’t eat salads. 

We know that you know, salads are delicious. But that mindset of leaves in a bowl sure is hard to break and as a result of that, you’re not able to enjoy a good salad. 

While we have no desire to change your steadfast views, we can’t help but feel that you’re missing out on a big chunk of your culinary repertoire. 

So, to make up for it, we have put together a collection of non-leafy, no rabbit food salads. Salads with body, salads with a ton of flavour and salads that will make you go back for more!

Vegan Soba Noodle Salad with Yuzu Dressing


Earthy tones of shimeji mushrooms and soba noodles with the added freshness from the cucumber, seaweed and tangy yuzu dressing, this Vegan Soba Noodle Salad needs no sides.

A perfect meal for one, for two or for the whole gang!

Artichoke and Potato Salad with Creme Fraiche


Pan fried potatoes mingled with tangy marinated artichokes and crispy maple glazed pancetta, all tossed together with a tangy creme fraiche dressing.

This is comfort food heaven.

Thai Pomelo Salad with Roast Duck


Fresh Thai herbs and aromatics balanced with roast duck, pomelo and cucumber to create a zesty salad with punchy umami flavours.

A no cook salad that only requires cutting and tearing, our Thai pomelo salad is deliciously robust.

Yellow Watermelon Salad with Mint


Looking for a quick refreshing summer salad that packs a punch?

You can’t go wrong with our 3-ingredient Yellow Watermelon Salad with Mint!

Vegan Cherry Tomato Salad with Peach Chutney Dressing


All the aromatic spices in this easy homemade peach chutney will transform this simple Vegan Cherry Tomato Salad into a centrepiece of colour and flavour!

Salmon Sashimi Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette


Fresh salmon combined with cucumber and green apple with savoury bites of crispy salmon skin and garlic chips tied together with tangy yuzu vinaigrette.

A refreshing starter to get all your friends talking tastebuds moving.

Gluten Free Pasta Salad with Tarragon Mustard Chicken


This black bean spaghetti is an excellent ingredient for a healthy gluten free pasta.

Add some lean, baked chicken and you’ll have a hearty salad to have as a side or a meal on its own.

Rainbow Chard Salad with Freekeh and Pistachios


Jammed packed with wholesome grains, nuts and seeds and with added rainbow chard and herbs to balance the freshness, this is a delicious vegetarian salad ready to be devoured.

Zucchini and Cucumber Salad with Dried Shrimp


Dive into a traditional style salad that heralds from the intertwining of Chinese and British Malay cultures of centuries past.

This Zucchini and Cucumber Salad celebrates the fusion between the 2 cuisines, replicated nowhere else in the world.

Parmesan Chipotle Corn Salad with Black Beans


Smoky, earthy and salty, this chipotle corn is accompanied by simple, fresh ingredients.

This budget friendly salad is easy to make and fantastic for those warmer months as you host a casual alfresco lunch with family and friends.

Medley of Roasted Potato Salad with Anchovy Dressing


No regular pale gluggy potato salad here. Delicious, sweet roasted potatoes and New Zealand yams amped up with a touch of sophisticated flavour through a zippy salty anchovy dressing.

A great addition to summer barbeques or winter roasts.

Edamame Pasta Salad with Asparagus


It’s the simplest of tastes that sometimes commands the most attention.

This Edamame Pasta Salad with Asparagus makes for a wonderful companion to any main meal.

Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi


Deliciously sweet with a shot of zing, Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi is a perfect meal for one, two or ten!

The honey sweetness of golden kiwi paired with fresh prawns; buttery avocados tossed together with tangy red shallot vinaigrette creates contrast but a delectable balance.

There you have it! A whole list of salad recipes with no leaves in sight! Perfectly delicious combination of ingredients that will surely get those taste buds going.

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Marina August 7, 2020 - 6:05 am

What a fantastic selection of salads, I love rainbow chard salad

Jar of Lemons August 7, 2020 - 4:37 am

I love the title of this post! haha! Your Artichoke and Potato Salad with Creme Fraiche recipe looks so inviting and delicious!

Andrea Janssen August 5, 2020 - 6:34 pm

Yummie, here are a few of my upcoming lunches combined in one post. I think I start with the salmon sashimi. It sounds so delicious!

Alex August 5, 2020 - 5:00 pm

These all look so amazing! I especially love the Rainbow Chard Salad! Yum!

Estelle Forrest August 5, 2020 - 1:28 pm

Omg! I need the artichoke potato salad in my life! Thank you for this collection

Rachael August 5, 2020 - 1:22 pm

Your pictures are stunning! All of these look so good! I especially wanted to try the yellow watermelon salad. Sounds lovely on a hot summer night!


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