Black Rice Salad with Strawberries & Almonds

Black Rice Salad with Strawberries + AlmondsI know, two strawberry recipes in a row. I’m not even sorry. I can’t get enough strawberries right now, I’m eating them on everything. And peaches, well, just give me ALL the summer fruits!

Black Rice Salad with Strawberries + AlmondsBlack Rice Salad with Strawberries + AlmondsThis is a perfect balanced salad for summertime. You get to include all the juicy and sweet strawberries, nutrient dense greens, and a superfood in the form of black rice. You have all you need in one little bowl. Or one BIG bowl if you’re like me.

Black Rice Salad with Strawberries + AlmondsI love mixing sweet and savory flavors, so this salad is my jam right now. I love how the sweetness of the fruit pairs with the earthy kale and rice. And then to top it off, I lightly tossed the whole thing in a simple balsamic dressing. Because, DUH. Strawberries + balsamic = heaven in your mouth.

Black Rice Salad with Strawberries + AlmondsAdd some crunchy almonds and you are golden. Now excuse me while I go eat all the fruity things.

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Black Rice Salad with Strawberries & Almonds

Yield: Serves 4 as a light meal or side dish


  • 1/2 cup uncooked black rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, halved or quartered
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • small pinch of salt


  1. In a saucepan, combine the rice and water, season with a small pinch of salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for about 40 minutes, until all the water is absorbed.
  2. When the rice is done cooking, transfer it to a different container to let it cool completely. I set mine in the fridge for a couple of hours so it could chill quicker.
  3. Once the rice is completely cooled off, combine the rice, strawberries, kale and almonds in a large serving bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and oil until well combined. Pour over the salad and gently toss until everything is lightly coated.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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