Greek Salad

Get a taste of the Mediterranean by slicing some cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and olives and combining with white rice and dressing in this Greek Salad.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 1 min
Servings
SERVES 1-2
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • ½ cup diced tomato
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tbsp of Greek salad dressing

Instructions

  • With a generous dose of fluffy Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice, tangy feta, and refreshing vegetables all in one bowl, this Mediterranean meal has it all!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine rice, tomato, cucumbers, onion, and olives in a medium bowl.

    Step 3

  • Add salad dressing, stir to combine, and serve.

    Recipe Tip

    Add feta cheese and grilled chicken if desired.

Get Creative with Greek Ingredients

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 of those characteristics 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 irresistible flavor complexity.

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 like in this Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Delight.

But why stop there? There are plenty of other typical Greek mix-ins – including zesty feta, fresh mint, or sweet honey – that you can try when customizing your creation.

Pantry Proteins

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.