Wild Rice & Kale Salad is packed full of good for you greens, wild rice, fruit, nuts and is topped with a honey balsamic vinaigrette.
Kale is rich in nutrients and it can help lower cholesterol and protect you against cancer. With that being said, I guess everyone should eat more kale. Lacinato and baby kale are by far my favorite varieties.
I like to treat kale like a lettuce but sometimes kale can be kind of heavy in a salad. What I really like about today’s recipe for Wild Rice & Kale Salad is the fact that the warm rice is added to the kale and the heat from the rice helps soften the kale and in my opinion, it tastes more like lettuce.
Wild rice can take a long time to cook, so I opted for a quick cooking wild rice and I think it’s perfect for this recipe. I also like the taste of the goat cheese with kale, a very nice combination in Wild Rice & Kale Salad.
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats