Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wild Rice and Turkey Salad

Seasonal Recipe of the Week
Here is something which would be great for school lunch, something you can basically make out of leftovers! It's a simple, nutritious salad with some sweet elements (dried cherries) which keep it interesting and fresh-tasting. Instead making a sandwich that could get soggy while it sits in your kid's locker, how about sending all the ingredient separately and they can make a sandwich when they are ready to eat?

2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
15 oz. cooked wild rice
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
2 cups cubed Havarti cheese
1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar
1 Tbsp. honey
salt and pepper to taste

Just combine everything and let sit, refrigerated, for at least 1 hour to let flavors combine, or even better make it the night before. Then send it to school along with some whole grain bread, some fresh spinach and sliced tomato, and some fresh fruit. Now that is a good lunch.