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Brown Rice & Bean Salad With Mustard Maple Dressing

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 mins

This earthy, tasty salad is filling, easy to make and stores well. The brown rice, apples and beans offer a healthy dose of fibre that is sure to keep you satisfied.

Brown Rice and Bean Salad With Mustard Maple Dressing

 19 oz mixed cooked beans, drained and rinsed
 2 cups cooked brown rice
 1 medium Gala apple, chopped
 ¼ cup old white cheddar cheese, cubed
 ¼ cup dried cranberries
 ¼ cup walnut pieces
 ¼ cup mayonnaise
 2 Tbsp canola oil
 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
 1 Tbsp maple syrup

In a medium mixing bowl combine beans, rice, apple, cheese, cranberries and walnuts; set aside.


In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, canola oil, mustard and maple syrup, mixing well.


Pour dressing over salad and stir to coat. Serve immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Substitute the Gala apple for a Granny Smith apple. Substitute dried cranberries for dried apricot pieces. Substitute walnut pieces for unsalted sunflower seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup (125 ML)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Cholesterol 10mg4%
Sodium 140mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%

Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.