• Green Grape and Wild Rice Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

    Ingredients

    Grape and wild rice salad

    Yield: 12 portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Wild rice
      1 cup
    • Kosher salt
      2 tsp.
    • Mandarin oranges
      ½ cup
    • Green grapes
      2 cups
    • Walnuts, toasted and chopped
      ½ cup
    • Roasted red bell peppers
      2 ea.
    • Dried currants
      ½ cup
    • Scallions, white and green parts, chopped
      ¼ cup
    • Ground black pepper
      ½ tsp.
    • Sherry vinaigrette
      ½ cup

    Sherry vinaigrette

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Extra virgin olive oil
      ½ cup
    • Sherry vinegar
      ¼ cup
    • Orange juice
      ¼ cup
    • Garlic clove, minced
      1 ea.
    • Tarragon, minced
      2 tsp.
    • Salt and ground black pepper
      to taste
    • Almonds, slivered and toasted
      1 cup

    Method

    1. For the grape and wild rice salad: Place the wild rice in a medium pot with 4 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of salt and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes, until the rice is very tender. Drain well and place the rice back in the pot. Cover and allow to steam for 10 minutes. Chill completely.
    2. Place rice in a mixing bowl and add the mandarin oranges; toss to combine. Add the rest of the salad ingredients; chill.
    3. For the sherry vinaigrette: Combine the ingredients, and adjust the seasonings with additional salt and pepper as necessary.
    4. Add ½ cup of the dressing to moisten and allow to sit for 30 minutes for the flavors to blend. Taste for seasonings, add more dressing if needed, and serve chilled or at room temperature. Garnish with the toasted almonds.
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