Northwoods Wild Rice Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 40 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 08, 2023
This is my Minnesota version of a vintage German slaw that’s popular at church suppers. The wild rice has a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with tangy sauerkraut. —Jeanne Holt, St. Paul, Minnesota
Northwoods Wild Rice Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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 5 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.

Nutrition Facts

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