Now that you’re ready to go back to healthy eating after the holiday, I’m sure you’re on the search for healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipes. That’s why you have to make this delicious Turkey Apricot Rice Salad.
If you do Thanksgiving leftovers, you’ll love this easy recipe from my frequent contributor, Holly Clegg. It’s featured in her cookbook, Eating Well To Fight Arthritis.
You can make Turkey Apricot Rice Salad with wild rice, regular rice, or brown rice. If you're nut free, just leave the almonds out or substitute sunflower seeds or pine nuts (which are also seeds).
Turkey Apricot Rice Salad, a delicious healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipe!
Holiday time and have extra wild rice and turkey? Turn leftovers into tomorrow’s dinner by spiking the rice with vivid colors, flavors, and toasty crunchy almonds for an undemanding and unforgettable salad. After all the heavy eating, you’ll enjoy this diabetic-friendly and gluten-free recipe that is super satisfying!
Classic turkey turns trendy with a few ingredients making your family look forward to your next meal. Turkey Apricot Rice Salad from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook is a simple supper solution combining leftover wild rice and turkey with dried fruit - tossing together for a light and delicious entrée salad.
Turkey Apricot Rice Salad
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 cups cooked wild, white or brown rice
- 2 cups chopped boneless skinless cooked turkey
- 1 cup dried apricots strips
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or mixed berries
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- In small bowl, whisk together lime juice, vinegar, oil, honey and ginger; set aside.
- In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except almonds. Combine with dressing and toss with almonds. Serve.
- Serving size: 1 cup
- Calories: 277
- Calories from Fat: 64 (23%)
- Total Fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Unsaturated fat: 6g
- Sodium: 111 mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 39g
- Sugar: 19g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 16g
- Cholesterol: 30mg
Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 2 lean meat
Recipe and photo used with permission of the author.
Originally posted November 11, 2016. Updated with new information.