Black Bean and Wild Rice Salad

Black Bean and Wild Rice Salad

SeattleFarmersMarketGirl 31

"I love this cold salad as a light lunch or dinner, or as a side dish in the summer or fall. The orange and herb vinaigrette is really delicious! Dried cherries are a tasty substitution for the dried cranberries. And pecans work well if you don't have cashews."


50 m servings 253 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Toss the red onion, cilantro, black beans, wild rice, dried cranberries, and cashews together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the orange juice, olive oil, tarragon vinegar, Dijon mustard, thyme, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl; pour over the rice mixture in the mixing bowl and toss to coat. Chill 30 minutes.
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  1. 15 Ratings


I was looking for a Black Bean and Wild Rice Salad that was different from the usual Mexican style and found this. I made it and took it to a church salad potluck this weekend and got rave revi...

Most excellent! I buy the bulk wild rice mix and used it instead of the packaged rice. I also used rice vinegar and a pinch of tarragon. This recipe is delicious and gets better on days two and ...

Awesome! I added an apple, some extra crasins and I used white wine vinegar because it was what I had. Served with pita bread for a fresh summer supper. Loved it!

This got mixed reviews. My husband liked it except for the orange, I wasn't crazy about the beans, and my friend loved everything about it. I love black beans, but I would have liked this better...

Finally!! A healthy and delicious alternative to boring old pasta salad! Loved the freshness and color of this dish. And the flavor is fantastic. In Indiana, it's not always easy to find TRGN vi...

Awesome. Added chopped apple, jicima, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, green onions, and substituted parsley for cilantro from my back yard garden pot! Added balsamic vinegar dressing to add mo...

A pound of wild rice is expensive, let alone already cooked! Made this a while back & cooked my own mixture of brown rice with wild rice. Worked just fine, tasted great. And people, stop substit...

Wonderful alternative for a cold salad. I made adjustments due to what I had on hand. Used bottled OJ with pulp, apple cider vinegar & a tsp of tarragon leaf, 1/2 tsp of cumin because I like it....

Made with the suggested cherries. Fabulous! everyone loved it & asked for the recipe