Greek Rice Salad


Delicious Greek rice salad. The avocado makes the dressing a little creamy, though feel free to leave it out if you wish. Best made the same day you are going to serve it.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced

  • 1 ½ cups diced English cucumbers

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • cup diced red onion

  • ¼ cup sliced Kalamata olives

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, fluffing occasionally with a fork.

  2. Toss avocado and lemon juice together in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onion, olives, mint, olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper to the bowl; lightly toss the mixture until evenly combined.

  3. Fold cooled rice gently into the mixture. Serve immediately or chill up to 1 hour; the salad does not last well for more than a day as the tomato and cucumber begin to release their juices and the salad becomes watery.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
13g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* 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.

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