Wild Rice Salad

I posted a photo on my Instagram Stories the other day of an old school Wild Rice Salad that I have made for YEARS. My DM inbox blew up with requests for the recipe. Okay, people love wild rice!

Honestly, it is difficult to write this one up because I don’t measure for this one. I just make it with what I have around and taste as I go. The good news is it means this recipe is VERY flexible. A wild rice blend, artichoke hearts, vinaigrette and mayo (yes, mayonnaise- I know this can be a polarizing ingredient!) are the back bone of this one! Play around with the add ins here; what I have listed are suggestions… who knows what goodies you may have in your “Quarantine Kitchen”!




Wild Rice Salad

  • Servings: 8 - 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 Cups cooked wild rice blend (I like Lundberg Farms or Uncle Ben’s – make sure you are buying a blended mix  not straight wild rice)
  • 1 1/2 Cups artichoke hearts, chopped (I use frozen, but canned works too!)
  • 1 Bunch lacinato kale destemed and thinly sliced or torn into small pieces (here you could use spinach too!)
  • 1/2 Red onion finely diced (a bunch of scallions or shallot would work here)
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/4 Cup simple vinaigrette dressing (Make you own, see below or favorite store bought vinaigrette/Italian dressing would work too!), more as needed
  • 1/4 Cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise, more as needed


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large salad bowl, toss to combine.
  2. If salad appears dry add more dressing and mayonnaise. You want all the ingredients coated and the kale to start to wilt a little bit.
  3. Check for salt and pepper!
  4. Eat immediately or store in air tight container for later! It gets better the longer it sits!

Sometimes I add chicken as well for a complete meal! Avocado on top would be great, and a handful of dried cranberries is such a good addition!

Simple Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 Cup of mild olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar, with more vinegar to taste as needed
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Teaspoon Lawry Salt

I use this basic dressing on everything. It makes a great potato salad as well as a meat marinade!



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