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Orange-Wild Rice Salad with Smoked Turkey

Randy Mayor
Yield 7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
The contrast of textures and their combined flavors make this summer salad the life of picnics, potlucks, or just the office lunch.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cup orange sections (about 4 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup dried sweet cherries or sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
  • 1/2 pound smoked turkey breast, diced
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 192
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 11.9 g
  • carbohydrate 30.4 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 18 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 465 mg
  • calcium 29 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in rice. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender. Drain; cool. Place rice, oranges, celery, cherries, and turkey in a bowl.

  2. Combine orange juice concentrate and remaining ingredients; stir well with a whisk. Pour over rice mixture; toss well. Cover and chill.