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almond & apple wild rice salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This would make a great addition to most any meal, or as a stand-alone lunch. Recipe & photo:

(1 rating)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For almond & apple wild rice salad

  • 1 1/2 c
    uncooked wild rice
  • 2 md
    apples, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    plus 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 tsp
    olive oil
  • 4 tsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 2
    celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    unblanched almonds, coarsely chopped
  • optional toppings: halved green grapes, cubed cheddar cheese, and chopped red onion

How To Make almond & apple wild rice salad

  • 1
    Cook the wild rice according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  • 2
    While rice is cooking, toss apples with 2 Tbsp. orange juice in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk the remaining orange juice, oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Tip: the orange juice will prevent the apples from turning brown.
  • 3
    Add the apples and celery to rice. Drizzle with the orange juice dressing; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled. Sprinkle with almonds and other toppings, if desired.