I first made this salad last Spring and it was a huge hit all season long!
Recipe adapted from Silver Palate, it’s rice + a ton of diced vegetables and herbs, all tossed in a dijon-red wine vinaigrette and it is DELISH!
It’s the type of salad that goes with everything… it works well with a grilled protein– chicken, steak, tofu or burgers of any kind, or even other grilled vegetables.
It’s packed with flavor but no one flavor is overpowering, it’s light and refreshing, satisfying and crowd pleasing.
It is made with real, whole foods and is entirely adaptable to tastes.
You can add your favorite veggies or skip some. Last year I made it with cooked rice, red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, scallions, shallot, petite, black olives, parsley and dill.
This is what it looked like
Recently I made it again but added some more greens! Some steamed asparagus and some green beans.
I loved it with the additional greens! I love the flavor and the texture but you can adapt it to your tastes if you want more rice or more veggies.
Plus I added currants which give just a little sweetness.
Best part is it’s super easy to make and makes a large quantity (also doubles well) so it’s perfect for meal prep or a party or just feeding a crowd.
And it comes together quickly.
Literally all you do is make the rice and while the rice cooks, chops the veggies and whisk together the dressing.
The dressing is just olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper and a touch of sugar. And it is the best flavor!
Add the cooked rice to a large bowl. Mix with half the dressing. Add in the veggies and add more dressing to taste.
Easy, adaptable and so tasty!
Plus it tastes great warm or room temp!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
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