From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Toasted Almond Brown Rice Salad with Dried Cherries

Toasted Almond Salad

I love grain based salads. This brown rice salad is nutty and fresh and satiating. The rice and fresh vegetables paired with the sour and tart dried cherries and the toasted almonds gives the salad an earthy and special flavor. This salad can be a side dish or a main, depending on your guests and your menu.

Here are a list of the organic products I used in this salad:

Rice: For rice salads the best variety of rice to use is a organic long grain because it retains its shape and does not clump up and get too chewy. Basmati and Jasmine varieties both work well.

Dried Cherries: The best dried cherries are organic with no added sugar and sulfur. They are a pretty deep purple color and taste delicious in this salad.

Almonds: Because almonds have a high oil content they can absorb pesticides. For this reason, it is best to use organic almonds in this salad (and other recipes too).

Toasted Almond Brown Rice Salad