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 a rabbit for sure would not appreciate at all.

Let us though 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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