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Red Rice, Salmon, & Blueberry Salad {gluten-free!}

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Red Rice, Salmon, & Blueberry Salad {gluten-free} | When you need something more substantial than a lettuce salad, reach for the vibrant, flavonoid-rich goodness of ancient grains like WFN's Red Rice. Paired with salmon, blueberries, and kale, this simple and lightly dressed Red Rice, Salmon, and Blueberry Salad is an easy and refreshing healthy meal option. | WildernessFamilyNaturals.com

Ancient grains contain the nutrients modern grains are missing.

While advancements in science and agriculture often improve our lives, overly processing our grains does not. Removing the outer hull or husk may make your rice pretty and white, yet processing strips the rice of valuable fiber and nutrients.

Even brown rice is lacking in the antioxidants found in the rich, red hue of this ancient grain.

Soaking your rice overnight before cooking neutralizes anti-nutrients in grains, which block your body’s ability to absorb the good nutrients the grains contain. Simply combine 1 cup rice, 2 cups filtered water, and 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar in a bowl and cover. Allow to soak for 8 to 12 hours before cooking. 

Eating foods rich in antioxidants is a wonderful way to nourish your body. Red rice, berries, dark leafy greens, and omega-3 rich salmon are healthy, flavorful choices!

Red Rice, Salmon, and Blueberry Salad {gluten-free!}

Warm summer days just beg for cold, refreshing salads don’t they?

When you need something more substantial than a lettuce salad, reach for the vibrant, flavonoid-rich goodness of ancient grains like WFN’s Red Rice. Paired with salmon, blueberries, and kale, this simple and lightly dressed Red Rice, Salmon, and Blueberry Salad is an easy and refreshing healthy meal option.

Cooking extra rice and refrigerating for later makes it so easy to make this salad when you don’t feel like cooking.

Simply tossing with protein rich salmon, sweet, juicy blueberries, leafy green kale, and a light, bright lime vinaigrette will leave your body nourished without breaking a sweat.

Adding more kale or other dark leafy greens can make this salad stretch, too. You’ll want to toss in a bit more vinaigrette if you do that. Squeeze some fresh lime juice over it and toss before serving.

Have you tried WFN’s Curried Red Rice and Salmon recipe? Then you know how lovely the earthy, nutty flavor of red rice is paired with salmon.

Red Rice, Salmon, and Blueberry Salad {gluten-free!}
When you need something more substantial than a lettuce salad, reach for the vibrant, flavonoid-rich goodness of ancient grains like WFN's Red Rice. Paired with salmon, blueberries, and kale, this simple and lightly dressed Red Rice, Salmon, and Blueberry Salad is an easy and refreshing healthy meal option.
Servings6 people
Ingredients
Red Rice, Salmon, and Blueberry Salad
  • 1cup WFN Red Riceprepared according to package directions and cooled (or soaked first, if desired)
  • 8ounces Salmon, cooked and chopped
  • 4cups Lacinto kale, or your favorite dark, leafy greenschopped
  • 1 1/2cups fresh blueberries
  • salt and pepperto taste
Fresh Lime Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine rice, salmon, kale, and blueberries.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Fresh Lime Vinaigrette ingredients.
  3. Pour over salad mixture and toss well.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
  5. If refrigerating for later, squeeze fresh lime juice over the salad and toss well before serving.

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  • Dawn Yoder