I am a HUGE fan of Rachael Ray. I pretty much watch her show everyday and I am always inspired by her recipes.
Back in September, she featured a recipe on her show that I have made numerous of times, but then a few days ago I had this thought about turning it into a salad with a delicious orange vinaigrette dressing.
Click here to see Rachael Ray’s original recipe. I pretty much just used her recipe as is , except I excluded a couple of things from the recipe. For the rice part I used a brown & wild rice blend that I found at the grocery store.
For the salad
Dairy Free Cheese (optional)
Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Fresh Orange Juice (that would be about 2 oranges)
2 tbsp. Orange Zest
1 tbsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Add all ingredients to a container with a lid. Close the lid and shake the vinaigrette to combine all the ingredients.
Shake the vinaigrette again before adding to a salad because the ingredients in the vinaigrette will separate.
As for assembling the salad, you can assemble it however you wish. But I assembled mine with spinach on the bottom, followed by the wild rice, onions, pine nuts, chicken, lemons, and the vinaigrette.