Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese and Rice

Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese and Rice

If you’re looking for a light but satisfying side salad for your grilled meat, then this Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese and Rice is perfect for you. It’s like an all in one meal where you have your salad, cheese and carbs from the rice, definitely a dish that will complete any dry meat dish like those grilled, fried or roasted ones.


For this dish you can use any rice like brown, red, or even white variants just make sure it’s pre-cooked and cooled down before you use them.

Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese and Rice
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice, room temperature
  • 1 cucumber, de-seeded and cubed
  • 2 large tomatoes, de-seeded and cubed
  • 200 g feta cheese, cubed
  • handful fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • juice from lemon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add rice, cucumber, tomatoes, feta, basil, and parsley.
  2. In a small bowl combine lemon, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Start whisking then slowly pour in the olive oil, continue to mix until well combined and emulsified.
  3. Pour dressing mixture over rice bowl, toss to combine then serve.

 

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5 Responses

  1. Juliana says:

    Nice rice salad…somehow I always forget that rice can be made into salad…looks so tasty with fresh basil!
    Have a great week Raymund 🙂

  2. suituapui says:

    Very colourful. I love your placemat.

  3. Tomato basil and cucumber = three of my favorites !!! I love getting those salads of med. restaurants!

  4. What a gorgeous food styling and delicious salad with amazing flavors.

  5. Lots of great classic Greek flavors here but I have never seen them paired with rice. looks like a great salad as a side of even a meal!

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