Fruited Rice Salad On Half An Avocado With Honey Vinaigrette
A Heart-Healthy Salad Recipe
- ¼ cup raisins
- ½ cup chopped dried apricots
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 4 cups cooked brown or wild rice
- 2 avocados
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. honey
- ¼ tsp. ground coriander
- ¼ tsp. Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
Pour boiling water over the raisins and apricots in a small bowl. Let stand 10 minutes, then drain and cool. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pecans on a shallow baking pan and bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. To prepare the vinaigrette, shake all the ingredients together in a tightly covered container. Toss the rice, raisins, apricots, and pecans with the vinaigrette and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, halve, seed, and peel the avocados. Fill each half with rice salad and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 680, Fat 41 g, Sodium 25 mg, Carbs 77 g, Fiber 12 g, Protein 9 g
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