WILD RICE SALAD WITH LENTILS & CRANBERRIES

This  delicious and warm salad is perfect for cold days. Now I have nothing against white rice every once in a while, and I never skip any kinds of food, but man oh man do I love wild rice. The taste is so much fuller tasted than white rice, especially in this salad. If you’re new to wild rice, have a good look at your local grocery shop because these days it’s everywhere! An easy recipe, especially for fall and completely vegan! 

    PREPTIME 5 minutes

     COOKTIME  15 minutes

     PORTION 4 servings

     INGREDIENTS

  • 200 grams of (soaked!) wild rice
  • 2 big carrots 
  • 250 grams of cooked green/brown lentils
  • 100 grams of kale
  • 40 grams of pecans 
  • 50 grams of cranberries
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahin  
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh thyme
  • garlic powder
  • pepper & salt 

       METHOD

  1. Place wild rice and 600 ml of water in a sauce pan. Put the lid on, bring it to a boil, turn the heat down, and let it simmer for 20 minutes or until most water is absorbed. 
  2. When rice is cooked, remove from heat, make a stir, set aside and let it cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Cut the carrots in little cubes.
  4. In a big mixing bowl, mix kale, lentils, carrot, pecans and cranberries.
  5. Add cooled rice, fresh thyme and garlic and stir until combined. 
  6. Now you can add the dressing: in a small bowl, mix tahin, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and salt. 
  7. Pour the dressing over the wild rice salad. Give it a toss.
  8. Allow it to sit a couple of minutes for all the flavors to blend before serving.  

 

Do you love fall as much as I do? Give this a try! And please let me know how this recipe turned out for you!

xx

Len

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ABOUT ME

Hi there! My name is Lenna. I’m a dutch Nutrition & Dietetics student, recipe developer and a lover of real, simple and balanced food.

Currently, I’m in recovery from an eating disorder and I have this blog to show the world there’s always a way out. My goal is to inspire others with my story and recipes and to give support to create a healthy relationship with food. Thanks for stopping by, I hope inspire you in one way or another! LET’S SPREAD THE LOVE FOR FOOD!

xx Lenna

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