Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

This salad has a little taste of Greece. The creamy feta, crunchy cucumber and salty olives bring out delicious flavours in this brown rice salad. Entertaining doesn’t get any easier than this. Serve it up with lamb, pork or chicken. If your guest is vegetarian, you can serve this as a main

 

Ingredients

1 cup cooked gluten free brown rice
1 cup diced cucumber
1 cup sundried tomatoes packed in oil, drain
½ cup crumbled good quality feta cheese
½ cup finely chopped red onion
½ cup pitted kalamata olives
1 cup chickpeas, drain and rinse
2 tbsp. fresh organic basil leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

In a medium bowl combine, rice, cucumber, tomatoes, feta, onion, olives and chickpeas.
In a separate bowl whisk together basil, garlic, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice. Add to the rice and stir well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Rest the salad for 1 hour before serving to allow the rice to absorb the delicious flavours.


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