Kale and Wild Rice Salad-kale salad with wild rice, apples, avocado, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and almonds. This hearty salad is my absolute favorite!
I’ve been posting a lot of salads lately because I have been eating a lot of salads lately. We post what we eat and I am on a major salad kick. I hope you are ok with that, you should be since it is January and all:)
I love my classic kale salad, but this Kale and Wild Rice Salad is loaded with goodness. It is inspired by a salad that I had at a restaurant. I loved it so much that I came home and recreated it. I was worried my salad wouldn’t be as good, but guess what? I think my version is even better. I love it when that happens.
I am seriously in love with this kale salad. It was love at first bite:) I would marry it if I didn’t already have a wonderful husband, ha! The flavors are outstanding!
The salad starts with chopped kale. I always give my kale salads a good massage to soften up the kale. It only takes a few minutes and is worth the extra step. A good kale massage is the secret to a perfect kale salad.
I add cooked wild rice to the kale to create a hearty salad. I have been cooking wild rice in our Instant Pot and it cooks a lot faster and comes out perfect every time. You can cook it on the stove if you don’t have an Instant Pot.
Next, I add chopped apples, avocado, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and crumbled goat cheese. Before serving, I drizzle the salad with a balsamic maple mustard dressing that will knock your socks off. It is so good and will probably become your new favorite salad dressing.
There is a lot going on in this Kale and Wild Rice Salad, but trust me. All of the flavors really work well together. There is sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy, and deliciousness in every single bite. You will fall head over heels in love with this salad.
Can I get a KALE yeah? 🙂 Enjoy!