Wild Rice Waldorf Salad

This is a healthy, low-fat version of a traditional Waldorf salad. If you pre-cook the rice it takes only 15 minutes or so to prepare.


  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 or 3 celery stalks
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  1. Boil kettle of filtered water and fill large saucepan.
  2. Simmer wild rice and brown rice in saucepan of hot water for around 40 minutes until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the red pepper, celery and red onion.
  4. Roughly chop the walnuts
  5. When the rice is nearly cooked, core and dice the apple.
  6. Squeeze the lemon juice into a large bowl and mix in the apple. 
  7. Rinse the cooked rice in cold water to cool.
  8. Add rice, red pepper, celery, red onion and walnuts to bowl and mix. 
  9. Add olive oil and mix well to coat ingredients.

Serves two as a main meal or 4-6 as a side-salad.

For a lighter version, cut out the rice and use a bunch of green salad leaves instead.

Green fact: it is more efficient to boil water in a kettle then to heat it on the stove-top. Get  more tips on how you can change the way you eat, shop and cook to reduce your carbon footprint.

Author: Jane of Green Eatz

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