Greek Rice Salad

Greek Rice Salad was another recipe I cooked for the first time last year for our Greek inspired Christmas menu plan. This recipe was a mix of a number I found on the interent. I deliberately made it pretty simple so it would be eaten by more of the kids and adults. It made two large plates of salad.

Greek Rice Salad

Ingredients – Salad:

  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • 125g feta cheese
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Ingredients – Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 tbsp seeded mustard

Method:

  1. Cook rice in your preferred way.
  2. Allow it to cool slightly before transferring to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Cut feta up into small cubes and add to the bowl.
  4. De-seed cucumber then chop into small pieces and add to the bowl.
  5. De-seed tomatoes and chop into small pieces and add to the bowl.
  6. Roughly chop all the herbs and add to the bowl as well.
  7. In a small bowl add all the dressing ingredients and whisk together.
  8. Pour dressing onto rice and mix gently.
  9. Arrange salad onto a plate or bowl and enjoy!

Greek Rice Salad

Greek Rice Salad
 
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Recipe type: rice
Ingredients:
Salad
  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • 125g feta cheese
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Dressing
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp grated lemon rind
  • ½ tbsp seeded mustard
Method:
  1. Cook rice in your preferred way.
  2. Allow it to cool slightly before transferring to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Cut feta up into small cubes and add to the bowl.
  4. De-seed cucumber then chop into small pieces and add to the bowl.
  5. De-seed tomatoes and chop into small pieces and add to the bowl.
  6. Roughly chop all the herbs and add to the bowl as well.
  7. In a small bowl add all the dressing ingredients and whisk together.
  8. Pour dressing onto rice and mix gently.
  9. Arrange salad onto a plate or bowl and enjoy!

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.

Baking: Tried a new healthier muffin yesterday. Will see if they pass with the kids and blog the recipe if they do!

Monday: My very basic and easy to cook lasagne.

Tuesday: Steak and Salad

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry With Seasonal Vegetables

Friday: Scrambled Eggs

Saturday: Tacos

Sunday: Slow cooker roast lamb

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.

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Comments

  1. says

    This sounds brilliant. My only experience of rice salad has been at family parties and it is always dry and kind of crunchy. I might give it a go myself and see if I can make something better.

      • says

        I did know what you saying Marita, mainly because I have had the very same experience with rice salads. I made this the night before and just added the dressing Christmas morning and that worked really well.

        There was some left over and I had some the next day and it still tasted good too.