Northwoods Wild Rice Salad Recipe
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Northwoods Wild Rice Salad Recipe

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This is my Minnesota version of a vintage German slaw served at church suppers. The wild rice has a nutty flavor that’s perfect with tangy sauerkraut. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Featured In: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2/3 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot (about 1 large carrot)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 290 calories, 17g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 747mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Cook wild rice according to package directions. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sauerkraut, apple, celery, carrot, onion and cooled rice. In a small bowl, whisk the first five dressing ingredients until sugar is dissolved; stir in herbs. Add to sauerkraut mixture; toss to combine.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours to allow flavors to blend. Stir in walnuts just before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Northwoods Wild Rice Salad in Taste of Home November 2014, p50

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