Apricot & Wild Rice Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This is a very easy salad, great with leftover rice (make lots the next time you cook it and portion into 1- and 2-cup containers to freeze for quick meals and salads).  Don’t have apricots?  Try cranberries.  Don’t like orange?  Use grapefruit.  Zesty hints of acid, perfect for warming salad.

Tangerine_900The whole grain in the wild rice, along with the fruit and a no-fat, no-sodium vinaigrette makes this perfect for Heart Health month.  Don’t forget to donate and get even more heart-healthy recipes all February!

And to sweeten it up, try Beary Berry Honey’s Tangerine Honey.  One of my favourite local producers, their fruit flavoured honeys are delicious on toast, in tea and really great in vinaigrettes. Available at farmers markets, Bonton Bakery, many other stores, online, and at their Tofield farm store.

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