Wild Rice Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe
Topic: Wild Rice Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe
This Mandarin Orange Wild Rice Salad recipe has been in our family for years. It’s a hearty fall salad with blueberries, walnuts, chives, and tangerines with a delicious orange vinaigrette. It’s a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or anytime, as it pairs well with many fall and winter dishes. I love it with roast turkey, chicken, or pork. When I had my tearoom in California, I often served it in the fall in cute glass teacups topped with spinach. Over the years, I have adapted it to this healthier version. The original version was from one of my mother’s cookbooks for army wives.
Can you make the salad ahead of time?
Yes! You can make it. : You can make it ahead of time, just don’t add the dressing until about 2 hours before serving.
- Prepare the salad according to the instructions, but keep the nuts and mint.
- Make the vinaigrette.
- Store everything in the fridge.
- About 2 hours before serving, remove the salad, add the mint, walnuts, and vinaigrette. Leave it at room temperature until ready to serve.
Make it a main meal by adding the leftover roast turkey or chicken!