Parsley-Pistachio Rice Salad


A healthy, delicious and fresh rice salad for summer flavored with mint and parsley and a light lemon dressing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup basmati rice

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon coarse grained mustard

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • ¼ cup chopped pistachio nuts

  • ¼ cup chopped pitted kalamata olives


  1. Combine the rice and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until rice has absorbed all of the water, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the rice, and stir in the parsley, mint, tomatoes, bell pepper, pistachios and olives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
20g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 39mg 197%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 305mg 6%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.