ti Throw whatever happens to be in the fridge, (parsley, dried cranberries, pine nuts and crumbled goat cheese this time), and you’ll have a healthy and filling meal in mere minutes. Wild rice with chicken or vegetable stock and a pat or two of butter really makes a world of difference.

This salad can be made with any grain, try it with quinoa, brown rice, farro, etc. There are no rules for this salad – here’s your chance to get creative and clean out that fridge all at the same time. Enjoy!

Wild Rice and Apple Salad Recipe Summary

  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Salad
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Makes: 3 Cups
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 apple – I like Gala or Fuji
  • 1/2 cup nuts, I like pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1 Tbls (or more) chopped fresh herb such as parsley, mint, basil
  • Handful of dried cranberries
  • Crumbled goat cheese, or feta – to your liking
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 252
  • Protein: 6
  • Fat: 14
  • Sodium: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 27
  • Fiber: 4
  • Sugar: 5
  • Cholesterol:


  1. Combine everything in a large bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil (or walnut oil) and fresh lemon juice – adjust to your liking.
  3. Serve over a bed of mixed baby greens.

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Celeste Kellerhouse DrGreene.com contributor

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