Sunday, 10 February 2013

Anti-Rabbit Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

"Hey, are you eating again the food of the rabbit?!" "Poor rabbit, you are eating up all it's food!"
Did you hear a comment like this before, while enjoying a portion of salad?
From time to time I'm getting such comments.
What can we say about this? A lot!
My rabbit like some good fresh green salad leaves. Carrots it appreciates as well. She even gladly goes for some herbs. Well, some days I gave her some Thai basil and ... she absolutely devoured it.
Well, it's true then! Are you eating up the food of the rabbit?

Not exactly! A good salad is more than just a few green leaves of salad.

A keen observer might see a few things in that salad my rabbit for sure would not appreciate at all.

Some of the things you can find in this salad my dog would gladly take, though, but of course there are limits, too.

First of all, my rabbit will never like cheese. Lucy, on the other hand, is mad about it and would be willing to 'attack' me for cheese - especially if the smell is intense enough. Green salad, though, hm ... it's really hard to make Lucy eat it - if at all.
Tomatoes and walnuts, neither the rabbit nor the dog would ever take it, not to mention the dressing for the salad.Therefore, let us go a bit into detail with preparing our Anti-Rabbit Salad. That way, the rabbit for sure would never like it, but I hope you do.

Ingredients (amounts according to taste):
Tomatoes, according to size halved, quartered or even further
Physalis, halved
Gorgonzola, in big chunks
Walnuts ... obviously without shell, broken into smaller pieces

Honey Mustard Dressing:
Balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
3 x as much olive oil
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp honey
Salt and pepper according to taste

Put the ingredients for the dressing into a dressing shaker (old, empty and clean jam jar) and give it a good shake to bring all the ingredients together.
Put the rocket, tomatoes, physalis and the walnuts in a bowl. Pour over the dressing and mix it through carefully.
The gorgonzola I reserve for the finish in order that it doesn't fall further into smaller pieces because I like big fat chunks of it to get the full blast of the cheese flavour.

Well, a good salad isn't just a few green leaves. You have different flavours: bitter, sweet, sour, peppery, and have different textures: soft, crunchy and so forth.
This time I thought, the physalis would look nice in  the salad and taste nice as well. I have never seen them before in salads or even thought about using them that way, but ... hey, why not! Just use your imagination ...

So, I hope you enjoyed this Anti-Rabbit Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing. 
What is your favourite combination when it comes to salads?


  1. I don't think I tried physalis in salads, and to be honest, I think I tried once or twice long time ago, and never buy it. lol@ anti-rabbit salad

    1. I don't buy them too often. However, this time they just stared at me and said: "Hey, man, use us in a salad!" Had to do it.

  2. I very much do like your salad Chris and as the rabbits eat most of our garden, I'm very happy to eat some of their greens for a change!

    1. Thank you, Choclette. No worries, you see, somehow it's possible to arrange yourself with the rabbits. After all, eating the rabbit wouldn't be an alternative, anyway.

  3. Lovely salad! I love the additions of nuts. It makes such a healthy and nutritious meal. I love the pics of your pets too :-)

    1. Thanks! Well, in some cases it seems pets are having a healthier diet than their owners. We can't that let happen. Here we try our best to have it at least equally. A good portion of salad is always lovely!


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