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Gluten-Free Saffron Rice Pecan Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: gluten free, salad, rice, pecan
Servings: 6
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 tsp. saffron threads
  • 4 Tbsp. Sabra Traditional Hummus
  • 1 bundle fresh asparagus cut into 1/2 inch pieces and ends removed
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/6 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 3 cups mixed salad greens
  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Add in saffron threads 5 minutes into cooking.
  2. Remove from heat, add in asparagus pieces and mix well to combine. Cover and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine rice mixture with humus. Add scallions, cilantro, sea salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, dried cherries and pecans; gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve rice mixture amongst six plates atop a bed of fresh salad greens.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Saffron Rice Pecan Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 820IU16%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.