Friday, January 14, 2011

Apple, Lentil and Wild Rice Salad

My stepsister and her husband gave me Minnesota wild rice for Xmas, which was a really great gift.  This was the first thing I did with it.  I used 4 scallions instead of 2 shallots, and the onion flavor was a bit too much.  Otherwise, this is a simple, pretty salad that would be great to take to work for lunch because it's balanced, it tastes good cold, and it will probably get better after sitting in the fridge for a day or two.

Apple, Lentil, and Wild Rice Salad

3/4 c wild rice
1 c green lentils, picked over and rinsed
2-4 scallions, chopped
1 apple, large dice
1 carrot, large dice
2 tsp ground cumin
1 garlic clove, minced
2 TB extra-virgin olive oil
2 TB balsamic vinegar
salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, to taste

1. Cook wild rice and lentils separately according to instructions.  Drain if necessary and let cool.
2. Combine dressing ingredients.
3. Combine rice, lentils, remaining vegetables, and dressing, and allow to sit before serving.  Serves about 5.

1 comment:

janet said...

Wow! You made this fast!! :)
It definitely gets better after sitting in the fridge and a great meal to bring for lunch. Yum! :)