Saturday, May 30, 2020

Wild Rice Salad with Orange Maple Vinaigrette

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For the salad

  • one
    loving cup
    wild rice

  • ane
    small-medium bunch lacinato/Tuscan kale, de-stemmed as well as shredded (well-nigh 3-iv cups)

  • 1
    brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced*

  • iii/4
    pomegranate arils

  • two
    medium shallots, rattling thinly sliced

  • 1/three
    loving cup
    pepitas, toasted*

  • 1 i/ii-2
    fresh thyme leaves, addition extra for serving

  • orangish zest for serving

  • table salt too pepper to gustation

For the orangish maple vinaigrette

  • i/two
    of a medium shallot, finely chopped (near 2 tablespoons)

  • one
    clove garlic, finely chopped

  • two
    orange zest

  • ii
    pure maple syrup

  • 1
    dijon mustard

  • juice of ane umbilicus orange

  • 1/iv
    loving cup
    apple cider vinegar

  • pinch of cinnamon

  • 1/four
    common salt

  • one/iv

  • one/iii
    loving cup
    extra virgin olive fossil oil


  1. Begin past making the rice. Cook the rice according to parcel directions. Make sure y'all flavor the H2O amongst a geneous duo pinches of common salt! Let cool compeltely. You can as well do this a couplet days ahead of fourth dimension as well as go along it in the fridge!

  2. Make the vinaigrette. To a medium bowl, add the shallot, garlic, orangish zest, maple syrup, dijon, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, salt, together with pepper. Whisk to combine. Slowly current in the olive crude, whisking until combined. Season to taste alongside additional common salt together with pepper if desired.

  3. To get together the salad, add together the kale to a big mixing bowl along alongside a tablespoon or 2 of the vinaigrette too a generous pinch of common salt. Massage the kale for a minute or two until it has softened in addition to decreased in volume. Add the brussels, pomegranate, shallots, pepitas, thyme, a few pinches each of common salt too freshly cracked dark pepper, together with the vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Season to sense of taste the salad amongst more common salt and pepper (don't live shy hither!) Finish the salad amongst a few grates of fresh orange zest together with more than fresh thyme leaves. Serve!

Recipe Notes

*You could as well buy the pre-shredded brussels sprouts to relieve fourth dimension!
*To toast your pepitas, just toast them in a dry skillet over medium-depression until they kickoff to make a popping noise too they're golden and fragrant!
*This is just how I'd recommend prepping this salad ahead of fourth dimension for your Thanksgiving or vacation dinner:

  • make the orangish maple vinaigrette up to iii days ahead of fourth dimension in addition to go along it inward a sealed container inward the refrigerator

  • ready the wild rice upwardly to two days ahead of fourth dimension together with go along it inward a sealed container inward the fridge

  • the morn of, combine all of your ingredients (minus the toasted pepitas as well as the vinaigrette) inward a large bowl as well as go on it in the fridge until you lot're ready for it

  • when you lot're make to serve, toss in the pepitas as well as the vinaigrette, along amongst a few pinches of table salt together with freshly cracked black pepper

  • complete the salad off with a piddling orangish zest in addition to fresh thyme!

  • serve!