13 Delicious Non Rabbit Food Salads

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.

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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!

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.


Vegan Soba Noodle Salad with Yuzu Dressing in a grey bowl

Vegan Soba Noodle Salad with Yuzu Dressing

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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!

Thai Pomelo Salad with Roast Duck in a white bowl

Thai Pomelo Salad with Roast Duck

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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.

Medley of Roasted Potato Salad with Anchovy Dressing in a white bowl with a black spoon

Medley of Roasted Potato Salad with Anchovy Dressing

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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.

Salmon Sashimi Salad with Crispy Salmon Skin & Yuzu Dressing on a grey plate with black cutlery

Salmon Sashimi Salad with Crispy Salmon Skin

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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 taste buds moving.

Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi in a blue bowl

Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi

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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.

Zucchini and Cucumber Salad with Dried Shrimp on a white plate with chopsticks resting on chopstick holders

Zucchini and Cucumber Salad with Dried Shrimp

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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 on a white plate with gold cutlery and 2 corn on the cobs

Parmesan Chipotle Corn Salad with Black Beans

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Smoky, earthy and salty, this Chipotle Corn Salad 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.

a grey bowl filled with potato salad, pancetta, artichoke and creme fraiche dressing. with a fork

Potato Salad with Crème Fraîche [No Mayo, Gluten Free]

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Give your everyday potato salad something different with marinated artichoke hearts, crispy maple-glazed pancetta tossed together with a tangy crème fraîche salad dressing.

This delicious, comforting potato salad is gluten free and has no mayo, perfect for entertaining the crowds.

Cherry Tomato Salad with Peach Chutney Dressing in a grey plate with light grey napkin

Vegan Cherry Tomato Salad with Peach Chutney Dressing

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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!

Tarragon Mustard Chicken Salad on white plate with spinach leaves on the side with black cutlery

Gluten Free Pasta Salad with Tarragon Mustard Chicken

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This black bean spaghetti is an excellent ingredient for a healthy Gluten Free Pasta Salad.

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 on a tangerine plate with grapes on the side

Rainbow Chard Salad with Freekeh and Pistachios

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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.

risoni asparagus edamame pasta salad in a black bowl decorated with purple flowers

Edamame Pasta Salad with Asparagus

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It’s the simplest of tastes that sometimes commands the most attention. This Edamame Pasta Salad makes for a wonderful companion to any main meal.

Yellow Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint on a black slate with 2 forks

Yellow Watermelon Salad with Mint

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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!

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6 Comments

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

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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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