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Fruit and Rice Salad Recipe

Fruit and Rice Salad Recipe

This cool refreshing salad is perfect to serve on hot summer days. Rice blends with peaches, grapes, celery, raisins, pecans and a dressing that's just lightly sweet. It's a pretty dish to take to any table. —Gitta Hoffman Mesa, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice, cooled
  • 3 fresh peaches or nectarines, pitted and chopped or 1-1/2 cups frozen sliced peaches, thawed and chopped
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the first five ingredients until blended. Stir in the rice, peaches, grapes, celery and raisins. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Just before serving, stir in the pecans. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 321 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.