Rocket, Black Rice, Almonds & Dried Cherries w/ Lemon Garlic Dressing

Simple, delicious, healthy, veegs. Nice.

10 mins | serves 2 | très easy


1 cup/packet cooked black rice 
4 cups rocket (arugula) 
100g whole almonds, sliced and lightly toasted 

80g dried cherries, or cranberries
basil, large bunch
1 lemon, juice
60ml olive oil
2 tsp agave / maple syrup
1 clove garlic, squashed

1 tsp dijon mustard 
sea salt flakes and ground black pepper


Pop the garlic in the lemon juice and put to one side to infuse for 5.

Wash and chop the rocket, bung it in a big bowl with the rice, almonds and cherries.

Remove the garlic from the lemon juice and discard, it’s done its job, then add the rest of the dressing ingredients into the lemon juice and whisk until emulsified.

Pour the dressing over the rice and toss it all together.

And yer done.

Black Rice Rocket WP

Source: COOKIE + Kate from August 2015, kate uses wild rice, which is no doubt truly delicious but doesn’t fit into our black rice series so much!

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