Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette
Harvest Wild Rice Salad
Despite the fact that it’s now fall, it’s still hot as heck in south Florida. Despite the fact that it’s still hot as heck in south Florida, I still want to enjoy comforting fall inspired recipes. So I went to work in my Kitchen and made this Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette.
This harvest wild rice salad is filled with toasted pecans, dried cranberries, pepitas and baby kale. I made a simple pumpkin vinaigrette for this salad. Throw seven ingredients that you probably already have on hand into your food processor. Process until well blended. Boom. You have pumpkin vinaigrette.
I used Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar and Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the pumpkin vinaigrette. Pompeian offers great products at affordable prices. That’s why they are my go to brand for olive oils and vinegars. Find out where to purchase your favorite Pompeian products by visiting Pompeian online.
So…back to this salad. Did I mention that it’s P-E-R-F-E-C-T for fall? Cause it is. You can enjoy this salad as a main dish or as a side. I enjoyed mine with a piece of grilled salmon. I also enjoyed a bowl of it solo for lunch. If you’re a fan of cheese, try it with a little feta. It taste’s great with a little feta. The nutrition information provided is for 1 Cup of the salad with 1 tbsp of the dressing. Halve the nutrition information for the 1/2 C serving.
For the salad (makes 4 cups)
For the dressing (makes 1 cup)
The dressing is very robust and only a little is needed. I suggest starting with a small amount and then increasing as needed. The amount of dressing used (over or under 1tbsp) will alter the nutritional information.
Store unused vinaigrette in a refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480 Total Fat: 31g Sodium: 89mg Carbohydrates: 45g Sugar: 12g Protein: 12g
The nutrition information provided is for 1 Cup of the salad with 1 tbsp of the dressing. Halve the nutrition information for the 1/2 C serving.
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