Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

May/June 2012

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This whole-grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty.

Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad Recipe

5 Reviews for Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

Autumn in a Bowl

This salad tastes like autumn in a bowl. I didn't used celery because I don't like raw celery and for the "fruity vinegar" I used apple cider vinegar. I think red wine vinegar would be good too. I think this salad would be a great addition to our Thanksgiving potluck.

easy, hearty
One of my favorite summer salads

Love this salad and have made it several times. I use manchego cheese instead of goat cheese, and I don't put any nuts into the salad. Instead, I'll offer nuts on the side, preferring pistachio or pignoli. This way, the leftover salad (if there is any) can still have crunchy nuts sprinkled on top.

Big hit

I wanted to make this the moment I saw the recipe. I followed it as directed and it was a huge hit at a party. Several people have asked for the recipe. The flavors work well together and the texture is very satisfying.

Totally delicious!

This recipe was so good!! It's deliciously nutty and chewy, with fresh cherries throughout. I doubled the amount of celery, cut back on the oil by a bit and just used regular goat cheese. I made it for two different parties this weekend and everyone loved it!

Easy, delicious, fresh, different
Here's my delicious Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad.
wonderful textures and blend of flavors

I made this recipe as described, but made the following changes - fresh cherries aren't in season yet, so I thawed frozen cherries; used a cherry balsamic vinegar; and I had romano feta instead of smoked cheese.

I'm looking forward to adding fresh cherries, instead of frozen, since the crispness of fresh cherries will add more crunch. I will also add an extra stalk of celery, to add to the textures. The flavors are really wonderful, and I like the creaminess and slight tang of the feta.

My only negative is that there could be a little less oil; next time, I'm going to drop it down to 3 Tbsp. Oh, and that it's way too easy to eat the entire bowl, it's so tasty.

easy, quick
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

This was absolutely delicious

This was absolutely delicious even though I accidentally made it with steel cut oats! Obviously I am no pro in the kitchen but your website and magazine are my number one sources for great recipies. Thank you!!

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