Mediterranean Rice Salad with Quinoa

Try this simple Mediterranean Rice Salad with Quinoa, made with artichokes, Kalamata olives, kale, cucumbers, feta and a light dressing. Make it a complete meal by adding chicken or tofu!

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Mediterranean Rice Salad with Quinoa

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly-sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup Greek vinaigrette dressing
  • 2 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 marinated artichoke heart, drained and chopped


  • Make our version of a classic Greek salad with this Mediterranean Rice Salad with Quinoa recipe. Made with our Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa blend, leafy kale, artichokes, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, it’s a tasty combination with all the Greek flavors you know and love!

    Step 1

  • Heat the rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine rice and quinoa, kale, tomatoes, cucumber and vinaigrette in a small bowl. Toss to blend well.

    Step 3

  • Top with feta cheese, olives and artichoke.


Greek Salad, Your Way

One of our favorite ways to cook with quinoa is by whipping up an easy, fresh salad. We add a variety of fresh seasonings and colorful veggies to make this Mediterranean Rice Salad with Quinoa really pop!

Made with our Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa, this Greek-inspired recipe is not only refreshing but also incredibly filling. Just add a piece of seared chicken, and you’ll have a great lunch or dinner ready in no time.

If you prefer, go 100% vegetarian and add some tofu to this meal. Whether you’re a pescatarian or a flexitarian, one thing is certain, this recipe is the perfect side to pair with any meat, fish or tofu option.

This rice and quinoa salad is a simple mix of light, yet satisfying, Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy the blend of cucumber, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts and baby kale. Top it all off with crumbled feta cheese and enjoy! If you’re a fan of all of these flavors and more, check out our Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad with brown rice and quinoa, as well.

More Toppings? Why not!

What else can you add? Well, this quinoa and brown rice salad boasts an incredible crunch. However, why not add some more? Feel free to top this recipe with some toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds. Not a huge fan of kale? You can switch out these dark, leafy greens for some freshly-chopped spinach for a slightly milder taste.

Microwave Recipe Options

It’s true, you can even prepare delicious meal options in the microwave! In under 5 minutes, prepare a tasty meal for one to enjoy at the office during lunch or for a quick meal on the go when you’ve got a busy schedule! Try some of our other favorites like this microwave Chinese Egg Fried Rice or a similar Mediterranean Pesto Rice with Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms and Feta.

If  you are looking for a weeknight casserole idea try our chicken cheese rice casserole. It will become a family favorite!

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