Fruited Rice Salad On Half An Avocado With Honey Vinaigrette

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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

Honey Vinaigrette:

  • 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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