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Roasted grape, carrot & wild rice salad with balsamic maple dressing

Roasted grape, carrot & wild rice salad with balsamic maple dressing

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Enjoy the contrasting flavours and textures of this vegetarian rice salad with nuts, feta cheese and sweet dressing

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal446
fat25g
saturates6g
carbs43g
sugars16g
fibre5g
protein11g
salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 200g brown basmati & wild rice mix
  • 300g baby carrot , peeled
  • 250g red seedless grape , picked from the stalk
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive or rapeseed oil
  • 200g green bean
  • 100g bag pecan
  • 2 good handfuls rocket leaves
  • 200g pack feta cheese , crumbled into chunks

For the balsamic maple dressing

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive or rapeseed oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the rice following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the carrots and grapes on a large baking tray, keeping the grapes at one end and the carrots at the other (the grapes will bleed some of their juice onto the tray, which will stain the carrots). Drizzle the carrots with the oil and season. Roast for 10 mins, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool a little. When the rice is cooked, drain and run under the cold tap to cool a little, then set aside to drain completely.

  • STEP 2

    Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 2 mins or until just tender. Drain and set aside to cool a little. In a large bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together with some seasoning. Add the rice, carrots, beans, pecans, rocket and half the feta, and toss everything together. Transfer to a serving plate, then scatter over the remaining feta and the roasted grapes. Drizzle any juice from the baking tray over the salad and serve.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2014

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