Y’all, I have a confession. I’ve been keeping a secret from you for a few months. But now I am excited to let you in on the news! As a Produce For Kids contributor, I am part of their first printed cookbook, Healthy Family Classics Cookbook.
I contributed a recipe for Italian Vegetable Wild Rice Salad and I am finally able to share it with you. Loaded with protein, lots of fresh vegetables and whole grain wild rice, it makes a perfect salad main dish. Or paired with a soup or simple sandwich, can serve as a side dish too.
But before I share my recipe, I want to tell you more about the Healthy Family Classics Cookbook. In it you’ll find a collection of easy recipes, created by moms, food bloggers and registered dietitians, that make eating healthy a breeze. Sprinkled throughout the book are tips on involving kids in the recipe process. There are so many delicious recipes like the Hidden Veggie Aisan Turkey Meatballs, Broccoli Apple Slaw, Baked Avocado Fries (yum!) and Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies. What’s extra great about these recipes is not only do they taste good and are family friendly, you can feel good knowing that your families will be enjoying good-for-them foods too.
And for every book purchased, 100% of proceeds will go back to help end child hunger through Feeding America’s children’s programs. I LOVE this and am so happy to be part of a project that helps others.
Now on to the recipe:
Italian Vegetable Wild Rice Salad
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 cups wild rice cooked and cooled
- 1 cup cooked ham diced
- 4 ounces pepperoni chopped
- ½ cup purple onion chopped
- ½ cup yellow bell pepper chopped
- ½ cup green bell pepper chopped
- 1 cup cucumber peeled and chopped
- In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, red wine vinegar, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil. Set aside.
- In large bowl, combine rice, ham, pepperoni, onion, peppers and cucumber.
- Stir gently to mix.
- Chill for at least one hour before serving, up to 8 hours.
- Just before serving, mix in dressing.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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