California Walnut Rice Salad

Walnut Rice Salad
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves
6
Serving Size
3/4 cup
Course

DESCRIPTION

This rice salad is sweet and savory with dried fruit, nuts, and a sprinkling of feta cheese.

Total Time

Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
520 cal
Total Fat
41 g
Saturated Fat
6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
17.46 g
Monosaturated Fat
14.42 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
500 mg
Carbohydrates
33 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Protein
10 g

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked, chilled white and wild rice blend

  • 2 cups baby arugula

  • 1 1/2 cups California walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped

  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped

  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

California Walnut Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup California walnuts

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Preparation

  1. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Puree all vinaigrette ingredients in a blender or small food processor.

  3. Drizzle over salad and toss well to coat.