Summer Salads

With the fast approaching summer season, the home cook should have a nice selection of refreshing salad recipes at his or her disposal  for last minute get-togethers.  I found this one about a year ago while perusing magazines at a doctor’s office.  It is a fabulous blend of flavors and is very refreshing and light, perfect for those warm summer evenings.

Curried Rice Salad

Curried Rice Summer Salad recipe

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1/2 c sliced almonds
  • 16 oz cooked brown rice
  • 1 c chopped celery
  • 1/2 c dried currants
  • 2 c seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 c scallions, thinly sliced

Dressing:

  • 2 TB e.v.oo
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

Here’s the best part – Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, dress and serve! How easy is that?

Tip: This flavor combination is also wonderful as a chicken salad for sandwiches, stuffed pitas or  served on crackers.  Simply use cut or shredded rotisserie chicken or canned chicken to replace the rice, and reduced fat mayo (or plain yogurt, if you prefer) instead of the olive oil.  So simple and delicious!


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