My F&W
quick save (...)
Wild Rice and Chickpea Salad with Ham
© David Tsay

Wild Rice and Chickpea Salad with Ham

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN

To make this a vegetarian salad, replace the ham with toasted sliced almonds.

  1. 1 1/2 cups wild rice (10 ounces)
  2. Kosher salt
  3. 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  4. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  5. 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  6. 1 tablespoon honey
  7. 1 teaspoon curry powder
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  9. Pinch of cayenne pepper
  10. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  11. One 19-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  12. 1/4 pound smoked ham, diced
  13. 4 small scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
  14. 1/4 cup golden raisins
  15. Freshly ground pepper
  16. Hot sauce
  1. Fill a large saucepan three-quarters full of water and bring to a boil. Add the wild rice and 1 tablespoon of salt and simmer over moderate heat until the rice is tender and most of the grains have just split, 50 minutes. Drain and rinse the rice under cold water, then drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, honey, curry powder, cumin and cayenne. Add the olive oil and whisk until combined. Toss in the chickpeas, ham, scallions, raisins and wild rice. Season the salad with salt, pepper and hot sauce, transfer to a bowl and serve.
Make Ahead The salad can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature and toss before serving.

Suggested Pairing

The mixture of ham, raisins, and curry will find echoes in a spicy Gewürztraminer from Washington State or California.

You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.