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Lemony Wild Rice Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Salad

1 cup wild rice
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 English cucumber, diced (with skin on)
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds or sunflower seeds
arugula or other greens
Optional Addtions:  1 can Raincoast skinless, boneless salmon
1 peeled and chopped apple for sweetness
Avocado slices or pieces to top

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive or avocado oil
juice of 1 fresh lemon
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Bring rice to a boil in a covered saucepan filled with approximately 4 cups water.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for approximately 45-60 mins until tender.  Strain and run under cool water.  Mix rice, vegetables and nuts/seeds in a bowl. Whisk dressing ingredient together in a small bowl.  Stir dressing into salad.  Add salmon as an additional option.  Squeeze more lemon or lime onto salad for additional flavour. Top with avocado slices (optional) and serve on a bed of leafy greens.

 

 

 

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