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Curried Wild Rice Salad

Curried Wild Rice Salad

2 cups cooked wild rice

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped

1 cup seedless grapes

1 bunch green onions, sliced

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon mild curry powder

1/2 cup no-fat mayonnaise, or enough to moisten grains

Combine all ingredients. If you make this ahead, stir in the mayonnaise just before serving.

4 servings

Thai Slaw

4 cups shredded Napa or Chinese cabbage

1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 red onion, sliced thin

1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce (optional)

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Combine all ingredients and chill.

4 servings

Cherokee Salad

2 cups cooked wild rice

1 cup frozen corn

1 16-ounce can small red beans, drained and rinsed

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1/4 cup chopped cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup rice vinegar or lemon juice, to taste

1 teaspoon mild chili powder

tabasco sauce to taste

Combine all ingredients.

4-6 servings

Caesar Tofu Dressing

2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

12-ounce package of tofu

2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce or soy sauce

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Keeps well.

YIELD: about 1 cup

Note: Toss into a bowl of romaine lettuce or your favorite salad greens. Add a little shredded romano or parmesan cheese and some anchovies (if you like) for a delicious Caesar salad.

July 31st, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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