Lemony Wild Rice Pear Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Salad
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If I had a dollar for every time someone compliments me on my creative abilities and in the same breath proclaims their own deficit of creativity, I would be rich. In fact, I identify with most people who don’t feel creative themselves. It has taken years to develop my creativity and skills. I always encourage people to not judge themselves for their perceived lack of creativity…it’s like a muscle. The more you work it, the easier it becomes!

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Just like drawing, sculpture, and writing, I truly believe that cooking can be a creative form of art. In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to stretch my creativity muscle. This is because I not only get to style the food to look visually beautiful and appealing, but I also get to experience of texture and taste. How delightful to experience art with multiple senses!

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

One of the simplest types of recipes on which to experiement and get creative are salads. Especially as someone who eats almost completely plant-based, getting creative with salads is super fun. What is in season? What flavors go well together? Recently, I came up with this beauty: lemony wild rice pear salad. It’s a winner, friends!

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

Feel free to follow this recipe exactly, add to it, take things out, or replace things. It’s all good in the salad building world! I intentionally paired the nutty and substantial wild rice and the tangy lemon garlic vinaigrette with the sweet pears to create a delicious juxtaposition of flavors-yum! The toasted pecans on top add even more delicious flavor and nutrition. If you are feeling fancy, feel free to candy them before dotting them on top of this delicious salad. It’s great as a large lunch salad, or a side to dinner.

Find the fast, simple, delicious recipe for the lemon garlic vinaigrette here.

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Ingredients

  • 6-8 cups of spring greens
  • 2-3 pears, sliced
  • ½ cup toasted pecans
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • lemon garlic vinaigrette, dress to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare the wild rice. Simmer, covered, ½ cup uncooked wild rice in 1 ½ cups water for 40-45 minutes or until water has been completely absorbed and the rice puffs open.
  2. Assemble salad in a pretty way and dress with the lemon garlic vinaigrette according to taste.

Notes

Make two large salads or 4 small ones.

Find the recipe to the lemon garlic vinaigrette linked above the recipe.

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https://www.theartfulappetite.com/lemony-wild-rice-pear-salad/

Lemony Wild Rice Pear Vegan Salad

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