Wild Rice Salad with Beets, Oranges and Whipped Lemon Ricotta
5 from 1 vote

Wild Rice Salad with Beets, Oranges and Whipped Lemon Ricotta

Filled with sweet beets, juicy blood oranges, tender wild rice, and crispy greens, this beautiful Wild Rice Salad is a healthy and delicious salad anyone can make right at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces mixed greens I had baby kale and arugula on hand at the time
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice cooled
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2 blood oranges or regular oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large red beets cooked, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large yellow beets cooked, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts

FOR THE WHIPPED LEMON RICOTTA

  • 3 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 lemon zested

Instructions

  • If you haven't already prepared your beets or wild rice, that should be done first. Both can be done the day before. Follow package instructions for the wild rice and, if you're a first time beet cooker, see how to easily (and cheaply) make them here.
  • First prepare the whipped lemon ricotta- In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients using a spoon, ¬†stirring everything together until fully combined, smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • To the cooked rice add the juice and zest from 1 lemon and mix well.
  • In a large salad bowl place half of the lettuce, followed by half the wild rice and finally, the remaining lettuce. Finish preparing the salad by layering the beets, oranges and walnuts on top of the lettuce and rice. Place remaining rice on top of the salad.
  • Serve the whipped ricotta and goat cheese on the side or directly on top of the salad.

Notes

while a salad dressing is not needed (in my opinion), a balsamic reduction or balsamic vinaigrette would both be great options.

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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