This Holiday Wild Rice Salad is a beautiful deconstructed salad paired with an easy-to-make maple Dijon dressing. It’s hearty and nourishing. You’re going to want this salad all winter long!

Holiday Wild Rice Salad on a large pan

The very best salads are loaded salads, don’t you agree?

I adore fresh greens that are piled high with different flavors, colors, and textures. Salads that eat like a meal, leaving me feeling satisfied and nourished. 

This Holiday Wild Rice Salad is all of that. The combination of salad ingredients, paired with an easy-to-make maple Dijon dressing, is perfection. You’ll want these items at the ready all winter long!

* I created this recipe for the Food & Friends section on The Pioneer Woman’s site where I’m a regular contributor.

wild rice in a bowl

You already know how much I looooooove wild rice.

I recently shared a recipe for Turkey Wild Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. It’s a beautiful (yes, I actually made mushrooms pretty!) holiday entree.

And just yesterday, our family hosted an intimate little Friendsgiving gathering. We fed our guests steaming bowls of our favorite Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup. The soup was made especially delicious with turkey that we saved from the one Blake smoked a couple weeks ago. SO AWESOME GOOD!

Check out all my wild rice recipes here. 

salad with wild rice, pecans, apples, grapes, blue cheese

Holiday Wild Rice Salad

This deconstructed salad, featuring wild rice, covers all the bases. There’s a magical mix of earthy, chewy, nutty, salty, crunchy, tart, bright, fresh, and creamy. 

jar of homemade dressing

And it all comes together with an irresistible maple Dijon dressing. You’re going to want to drizzle this over every single salad you eat this winter!

I created this holiday salad recipe for the Food & Friends section on The Pioneer Woman’s site where I’m a contributor.

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salad with wild rice assembled on a pan