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Summer Wild Rice Salad

Posted by Author: Jen from Carlsbad Cravings on 28th Aug 2016

Summer Wild Rice Salad


Prep time

Total time 10

This refreshing SUMMER WILD RICE SALAD with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect make-ahead salad to bring to your next potluck!

Author: Jen from Carlsbad Cravings

Recipe type: Side Dish

Serves: 8-10 servings


Wild Rice Salad:

  • 4 1/2 cups wild rice blend, cooked (approx, 1 ½ cups uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 6 oz. blueberries (about 1 cup)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch (1/2 pound) asparagus, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup caramelized pecans, almonds or walnuts*
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Whisk together all of the Honey Lemon Vinaigrette ingredients in a medium bowl or shake in a jar with lid fastened tightly. Taste and add more cider vinegar for tangier, honey for sweeter. Season generously with additional salt and pepper to taste. Best chilled.
  2. Combine all of the Wild Rice Salad ingredients together in a large bowl and toss with dressing. Chill or serve at room temperature.