Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad Recipe
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Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad Recipe

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It's healthy and delicious! Use a mixture of red and green apples to give it a pop of color. —Dan Wellberg, Elk River, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked wild rice
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unblanched almonds, coarsely chopped
  • Optional toppings: halved green grapes, cubed cheddar cheese and chopped red onion


  1. Cook wild rice according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss apples with 2 tablespoons orange juice. In another bowl, whisk the remaining orange juice, oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
  3. Add apples and celery to rice. Drizzle with dressing; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled. Sprinkle with almonds; serve with toppings if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p32

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JJStaats 152664
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"I have made this recipe twice and both times

my guests enjoyed the salad very much and asked for the recipe."

sirodnosbig 127213
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I thought this recipe was just okay. It was a little oily for me. I think I should have used a better olive oil. Got lots of raves at a luncheon tho."

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