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Northwoods Wild Rice Salad

This is my Minnesota version of a vintage German slaw served at church suppers. The wild rice has a nutty flavor that’s perfect with tangy sauerkraut. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot (about 1 large carrot)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • Cook wild rice according to package directions. Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine sauerkraut, apple, celery, carrot, onion and cooled rice. In a small bowl, whisk the first five dressing ingredients until sugar is dissolved; stir in herbs. Add to sauerkraut mixture; toss to combine.
  • Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours to allow flavors to blend. Stir in walnuts just before serving.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 290 calories, 17g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 747mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Emily
    May 6, 2019

    I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have fresh parsley on hand. I just added a bit of dried parsley instead. It turned out great! Fresh, crunchy, sweet and sour :) It makes a lot, so I will probably make it for the next potluck event I attend since it is very unique and definitely something not anyone else is going to make.