Asparagus Wild Rice Salad

We are all trying to include more plant based protein in our diets these days and combining wild rice with fresh farm produce is the perfect way to achieve that goal!
Course Salad
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 171 kcal
Author Robyn Gleason


  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup wild rice or wild rice blend
  • 8 ounces asparagus, washed, trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 3 radishes, washed, trimmed and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup shredded radicchio
  • 2 spring onions, chopped, both white and green parts
  • 1/2 cup basil, julienned
  • handful of chopped cilantro and parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook rice according to directions.  Two minutes before rice done, add asparagus and peas.  Set aside. Cool slightly.

  2. Combine dressing ingredients and toss with cooled rice, asparagus and peas.

  3. Add radicchio, radishes, spring onions and fresh herbs.  Toss and serve.

Recipe Notes

Cooking time will depend on the type of wild rice you buy.  There are some great wild rice blends that cook up in less than 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Wild Rice Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 341mg15%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1130IU23%
Vitamin C 13.3mg16%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.