Grapes, orange juice and a handful of raisins add sweetness to a salad redolent with the earthy flavours of wild rice, chopped hazelnuts and a nut oil, herb and white wine vinegar dressing. It's high in fats, but they are the good mono- and polyunsaturated ones from hazelnuts and nut oil.
This salad can be made in advance and left to stand for 30 minutes before serving. The mix of fruit and nuts makes it an excellent accompaniment to game or chicken. * Nut oils are available in delicatessans. If you cannot find them, substitute with extra-virgin olive oil.