A very healthy, interesting salad. A winner! Another great recipe from Aida Mollenkamp
1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for the tomatoes
3 tbsp champagne vinegar
Kosher salt and grund black pepper
pinch of sugar
1lb grape or cherry tomatoes
5 oz mixed baby greens such as kale, chard and tatsoi
8 green onions (scallions) , white and pale green parts thinly sliced
1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
1/2 oz fresh mint, leaves torn just before serving
8 oz (or one large piece) of buffalo mozzarella
For the wild rice – Place 2 cups water or broth in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Add a pinch of salt and stir in the wild rice. Bring everything back to a boil before reducing the heat to low to maintain a simmer.
Cook until the rice is chewy and tender but the grain is still intact, about 35 to 45 minutes.
Drain the rice in a sieve or fine-mesh colander, turn out onto a rimmed baking sheet and spread it out to cool.
Meanwhile, make the dressing.
For the dressing – Combine the yoghurt, olive oil, vinegar and a splash of water in a jar, close, and shake until well incorporated. To taste, dip a lettuce leaf in the dressing then add more sugar, salt or pepper , as desired.
For the salad – Halve the tomatoes and combine with a glug of oil and a pinch of salt, toss to coat and set aside briefly, at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, tear the mozzarella into small chunks or if they’re ciliegine tear them in half.
When ready to serve, arrange the greens , tomatoes (without any juices) and scallions on a serving platter.
Toss the cooked wild rice with half of the dressing, then add to the salad.
Top with mozzarella, pistachios and mint and serve with additional dressing on the side