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Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad

 Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad
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
10 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Cook wild rice according to package directions. Transfer to a large
  • bowl; cool completely.
  • 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.
  • 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.