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Turkey Wild Rice Salad Recipe

Turkey Wild Rice Salad Recipe

Serve up a medley of textures and tastes with this colorful luncheon idea from our Test Kitchen. Crunchy celery, pepper and pecans combine with juicy grapes and dried cherries, wild rice and leftover turkey in this easy standout salad. You can substitute instant brown rice for the wild rice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup raspberry vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with fat-free vinaigrette) equals 228 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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