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As tasty as it is colorful, filled with all kinds of nutritious ingredients, this Bell Pepper Wild Rice Salad makes for a perfect side dish or light vegetarian meal!

Bell Pepper Wild Rice Salad

As tasty as it is colorful, filled with all kinds of nutritious ingredients, this Bell Pepper Wild Rice Salad makes for a perfect side dish or light vegetarian meal!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rice cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 385 kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice blend or other rice of your choice
  • 4 bell peppers 1 orange, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, diced
  • 1 cup sliced Kalamata olives pitted
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds toasted*
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped

Vinaigrette

US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package and let it cool down to room temperature, about one hour.
  2. Then, prep all your veggies and place them in a large mixing bowl, along with the cooled rice.
  3. In a separate container, combine all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and whisk until well combined; pour over the reserved salad and stir well.
  4. Serve immediately or leave in the fridge for a few hours to allow flavors to develop.
  5. Stir in toasted almonds at the moment of serving.
  6. This salad will keep well in the refrigerator for up to a few days

Recipe Notes

*To toast the almonds, place them in a dry skillet set over medium-low heat and cook them, stirring often, until slightly golden and fragrant.

Nutrition Facts
Bell Pepper Wild Rice Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 1063mg46%
Potassium 461mg13%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 4620IU92%
Vitamin C 163.4mg198%
Calcium 238mg24%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.