When it comes to our favourite salads, we’re a nation of carnivores at heart, according to a survey published today.
A new study by kitchen tool specialist OXO of the UK’s most popular salads has revealed that chicken salad is by far the most popular choice with over a third of respondents.
In second and third place are caesar salad and tuna nicoise respectively. But meat-free options such as waldorf, pasta and bean lag behind.
The survey also reveals that 6 in 10 of us see ourselves eating more salad this summer, with more men converting to salad as a popular lunch or dinner choice.
OXO’S UK marketing manager said: “With our tastes becoming more ever more cosmopolitan in the UK, we thought that European classics such as Greek and Italian salads would be the firm favourite, especially with the rise of celebrity chefs giving these salads a complete overhaul with more adventurous, seasonal ingredients.
“We were all really surprised to see that meat-free options were not in favour but perhaps the fact that more men are turning to salad is swinging the popularity. They do like their meat after all.”
The research was conducted in May with results collected from a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults.