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Brown Rice Apple Salad Recipe

Brown Rice Apple Salad Recipe

When I want to serve a different type of salad, this is the recipe I frequently reach for. It meets all my "requirements" for a great recipe—fast, filling...and foolproof!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tart apples, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3-1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add next five ingredients; mix well and set aside. For dressing, whisk together next six ingredients until smooth; pour over salad. Chill until ready to serve. Serve on lettuce leaves if desired. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 242 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.