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Wild Rice Kale Salad with Chicken from One Lovely Life

Wild Rice & Kale Salad With Chicken (Cubby’s Copycat)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: About 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Cups Salad (4-5 Servings) 1x

Description

Wild Rice Kale Salad – This tasty main dish salad is a copycat of my favorite from Cubby’s! It’s loaded with goodies and topped off with a tangy dressing you’re bound to love! (Gluten Free & Dairy Free) 


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Ingredients

FOR THE WILD RICE KALE SALAD:

  • 8 cups shredded kale (tough center ribs removed)
  • 8 oz. cooked chicken, diced or shredded (about 1 1/22 cups)
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice or wild rice blend (from 1/3 cup dry)
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

FOR THE LEMON BALSAMIC CILANTRO DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/41/2 cup fresh cilantro (mince if using a jar to mix. Feel free to leave whole if using a blender)

Instructions

FOR THE WILD RICE KALE SALAD:

  1. Mix up the dressing first (see below).
  2. Place kale in a large bowl and add 1-2 Tbsp. of the dressing and a pinch of salt to the kale. Massage with your fingers for 30-30 seconds to combine well and break down the kale a bit.
  3. Add chicken, wild rice, apple, avocado, almonds, and cranberries to the kale.
  4. Drizzle with a little more dressing and stir to combine well, adding more dressing, to taste. (You may not need all the dressing)

FOR THE LEMON BALSAMIC CILANTRO DRESSING:

  1. Place all ingredients in a jar with a lid or in an immersion blender cup.
  2. Seal the jar and shake well to combine or pulse with an immersion blender to combine well.
  3. Store in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use (dressing will keep 1 week)

  • Category: Main Dish, Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: wild rice kale salad, wild rice salad, kale salad, wild rice kale chicken salad