Prepped in under 15 minutes and perfect for a side or a healthy lunch option! This Italian Vegetable Wild Rice Salad is a delicious upgrade to plain ole rice!

Turn boring rice into a festive dish by adding a few veggies, protein and a homemade vinaigrette. Pair with a side salad or cup of soup, or serve as a side to your favorite main dish.

Italian Vegetable Wild Rice Salad

Brenda ThompsonBrenda Thompson
Give rice an upgrade with this delicious, yet simple Italian Vegetable Wild Rice Salad recipe.
Prep Time 20 mins
Refrigerated Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dairy Free, Nut Free, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 245 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice cooled
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 4 ounces pepperoni chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small cucumber peeled, chopped


  • Combine lemon juice, vinegar, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil in small bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine rice, ham, pepperoni, onion, bell pepper and cucumber in large bowl. Stir gently to mix. Refrigerate 1 hour. Before serving, mix in dressing.


Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 9gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 561mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy recipes, side dish, sides
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