Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Artichoke & Wild Rice Salad

This is a unique summer salad. If you don't have all the ingredients, don't worry. Get creative and incorporate other ingredients to your liking!


You’ll Need:
  • 2 cups wild rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 jar (6 oz.) marinated artichoke hearts, drained, (reserve marinade)
  • 4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, optional
  • 1 jar (2 oz.) diced pimientos, drained
For the Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons reserved artichoke marinade
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2-3 drops hot sauce (or to taste)
Directions:
  • In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients.
  • In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients and pour over salad and toss.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight to blend flavors.

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