Get a taste of the Mediterranean by chopping up cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and olives and combining them with white rice and dressing in this Greek Salad.
With a generous dose of fluffy Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice, tangy olives, and refreshing vegetables all in one bowl, this Mediterranean meal has it all!
Heat rice according to package directions.
Combine rice, cucumber, tomato, olives, and onion in a medium bowl.
Add salad dressing, and stir to combine.
Add feta cheese and grilled chicken, if desired.
Light yet satisfying, Greek cuisine is known for refreshing vegetables, fresh herbs and zesty citrus flavors. This salad includes a medley of fresh vegetables – cucumber, tomatoes, and red onions – but feel free to pile on even more Mediterranean Ingredients:
– Yellow Peppers: Now that your fridge is stocked with your favorite Greek dressing, you’ll have it on hand whenever you’re in the mood for another Mediterranean meal. By swapping the olives for peppers, this Greek Rice Bowl has mild flavors that will please everyone around the table.
– Raisins or Dried Currants: These Greek Stuffed Tomatoes have plenty of sugar and spice. The sweetness from the dried fruit and the variety of Mediterranean spices give these stuffed vegetables an irresistible combination of flavors.
– Artichokes: A dish with plenty of heart, this satisfying Mediterranean Rice Salad with Quinoa is topped with marinated artichokes.
– Kalamata Olives: Both Kalamata and black olives are common in Greek cuisine, adding rich flavor to many dishes. Black olives pack quite a punch of salty, bitter notes, while Kalamata olives bring a subtle, fruity flavor. Try them in this Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Delight.
But why stop there? There are plenty of other typical Greek mix-ins – including zesty feta, fresh mint, and sweet honey – that you can try when customizing your creation.
Keep your pantry stocked with non-perishable proteins such as garbanzo beans or lentils. Loaded with whole grains and chickpeas, this hearty Greek Brown Rice and Veggie Bowl will give you that extra boost of energy you’re looking for. Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.