Easily prepare this salad using seasonal fruit like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or cherries. Skip the cheese for a vegan salad preparation. vegan optional, gluten-free
Author:Phoebe Canakis, PhoebesPureFood.com
1 cup wild rice blend
2 ounces (2–3 cups) spinach or kale, julienned
11-ounce can mandarin orange wedges, drained or 1 orange, segmented
1/4 cup slivered almonds or walnut pieces
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Raspberry Shrub Dressing
1 half-pint (6 ounces) fresh raspberries
1 cup pitted and halved cherries or blueberries
6 ounces crumbled feta (non-vegan)
Prepare rice blend per package instructions. Allow to cool.
In a large bowl gently combine the cooled rice, spinach, oranges, almonds, chives, mint and salt. Dress the salad to taste. Gently fold the raspberries and cherries into the salad, garnish with cheese and serve.