Radish and Asparagus Wild Rice Salad

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Grilled veggies add depth to this herb-y wild rice salad. Serve this as a side at your next cookout, or as a simple main dish on a weeknight.

Radish and Asparagus Wild Rice Salad | SavvyEat.com

Baby girl turned three months old this week, just in time for Dan’s first Father’s Day. It sounds totally cliché, but I can’t believe how much our little girl has grown already! Her recent favorites are standing, sitting up on the couch, trying to shove her hands in her mouth, grabbing the toys on her activity center and playing with her stuffed giraffe.  She loves when we sing and dance with her, activities that are almost guaranteed to bring on baby giggles. And since she learned how to roll over in her swaddle last week, we’ve discovered that Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit truly is magic (thanks for that tip, Amber!)… and makes her look like Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

Dan and M

Photo by Holly Whittlef.

I’ve loved seeing Dan interact with her over the past three months. He has the magic touch and can calm her no matter how hard she’s crying. He’s spent long nights cuddling her back to sleep in the rocker and changed endless diapers. She lights up when he comes home from work and is starting to smile at his funny faces. So of course we’re excited to celebrate him in his first year as a dad this Father’s Day! 

Radish and Asparagus Wild Rice Salad

If you’re grilling with dad this weekend, you’re going to need some side dishes. And dad deserves better than your typical sides – why not make this wild rice salad packed with late spring vegetables? I know a lot of you have probably already moved on to tomatoes and zucchini, but here in Minnesota, we’re still getting mostly greens, radishes and other cold weather crops at the market. For this salad, I grilled up some spring onions, radishes and asparagus. Then it was just a matter of tossing the veggies with some cooked wild rice (again, I’m in Minnesota now!), fresh herbs and a lemon vinaigrette.

To see my radish and asparagus wild rice salad, visit the Circulon® website. We’ve been eating it as a main dish, but it would also make a terrific side for your next cookout!

For this dish, I used the porcelain enamel 2 quart covered saucepan from Circulon®’s new Innovatum line to cook the wild rice.  Though it wasn’t necessary in this case, I love that it has a built-in strainer in the lid – it will make draining pasta and vegetables so much easier! Circulon®’s Innovatum line is equipped with the TOTAL® Nonstick System to help your food cook more efficiently. It is dishwasher-safe, and comes in hard anodized aluminum, porcelain enamel or stainless steel.

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Comments

  1. Alison H. says

    My favorite brunch dish is any kind of hash with a sunny-side up egg on top! I could eat that everyday!

  2. Amy C. says

    We have two dinners to attend this weekend. There will be lots of yummy food and time to celebrate the fathers!

  3. Annette says

    I called to wish my dad a Happy Father’s Day, but we didn’t do anything special this year. I live a block from him, so we see each other pretty often.

  4. says

    I bet your sweet girl has changed so much since this photo!!! This salad looks so yummy! I haven’t used wild rice in eons—need to change that ASAP!

  5. says

    Wild rice is high in protein, dietary fiber and amino acid lysine, and low in fat! It is the perfect ingredient for a healthy meal, especially cooked with vegetables!

  6. says

    I have to admit… I did a double-take on the wild rice. It looks (on my screen) like something a little more experimental and protein-rich!

    Not that this would have been a terrible turn of events… Lotsa nutrition down that road.

    Either way, looks amazing!

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