Occasionally there might be cold boiled eggs, carrot sticks and slices of cheese and celery. Can't remember. Other mothers used to make rice salad with white rice. Some served up three bean mix from a can. I think sometimes we had potato salad with homemade mayo ( would it have had condensed milk in it or am I making this up???) and coleslaw.
Bottom photo: based on a recipe by Lana and Delia Raizon: my version consists of cooked brown rice, chopped spring onion, chopped red, yellow and green capsicums,finely chopped celery, chopped parsley, sunflower seeds and roasted cashew nuts. Also soy sauce, honey and lemon juice.
I use whatever quantities of ingredients I feel like on the day.
Any other good salad recipes gratefully received: I'm always on the lookout.