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Wild Rice and Apple salad

This delicious seasonal salad is perfect for a light meal or as a side. The textures and flavors go so well together!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall salad ideas, healthy salad ideas, wild rice salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • ½ cup wild rice
  • 2 cups water
  • dash salt
  • 1-2 apples of choice, cut into chunks or slices. I love galas, so that is what I used here
  • 2 cups kale
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ⅔-3/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • dressing of choice I listed 2 with this recipe, but use whatever you like!


  • Heat water to boiling in a medium pan. Once it is boiling, add the salt and wild rice. Cover and reduce the heat to low.
    Cook for about 40 minutes. You will know when it is done as most of the grains will pop open.
    Remove the lid and allow to cool.
    I like to massage my kale. If you don't care, skip this step. If you are, drizzle the kale with a touch of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. The massage for a minute or 2.
    Combine all your ingredients and mix well to blend it all.
    Drizzle with your favorite dressing.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!!
    This salad is also great for meal prep. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If you are storing it, don't add the dressing until you are ready to use it though, otherwise you wind up with soggy salad!!