Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
September 13, 2010
Blueberry Walnut Rice Salad

Here’s a tasty meal you’ll feel good about eating. This salad brings hearty nutrition with bold, yet delicate flavors… rice and walnuts are complimented perfectly with berries, orange slices, and a refreshing vinaigrette. All of the colors and flavors play beautifully together, making this recipe a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. Enjoy!


3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 cups fresh blueberries or dried cranberries
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
1 1/2 cups wild rice, cooked and cooled
1/3 cup frozen peas
1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbs. white wine vinegar
1 Tbs. flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 Tbs. walnut oil
1 head butter lettuce
1 orange, peeled & segmented


  1. Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake 5-7 minutes at 350°F until lightly toasted; set aside to cool.
  2. If using blueberries, wash and drain them, remove stems and place in a large bowl; add dried cranberries (if using), sugar, salt, pepper and tarragon; toss to coat; let stand about 15 minutes; add rice, peas, and walnuts.
  3. In a small bowl, make the dressing by combining orange juice, vinegar, parsley, thyme, and walnut oil.
  4. Pour over blueberry mixture and mix well. Place lettuce and orange segments on four plates. Top each with salad mixture. Serve at room temperature.

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Berries for Brain Health

We’ve all heard that blueberries are good for our brains, but scientists now say they do it in a previously unrecognized way. The scientists presented the findings at the 240th national meeting of the American Cancer Society. The berries, and maybe even walnuts, activate a mechanism in the brain that cleans up and recycles toxic proteins linked to memory loss and mental decline as people age.

It’s been known that natural compounds called polyphenolics from fruit, vegetables, and nuts have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that protect against mental declines, as well as disorders such as cancer and heart disease. This new research shows a link to the brain’s “house-cleaning” process.

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