This cold salad is great as a light lunch or dinner, or as a side dish. 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.
Recipe makes 8 servings
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (16 ounce) package cooked wild rice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup roughly chopped cashews
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 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.