Summer Rice Salad with Feta, Citrus and Mint Recipe

The strong tastes in this salad combine for a refreshing summer dish.


Summer Rice Salad with Feta, Citrus and Mint Recipe

How To Make Summer Rice Salad with Feta, Citrus and Mint

This summer rice salad with feta, citrus, and mint recipe is a healthy getaway on a plate. It's a filling salad with the fun and bright flavors of summer.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups white rice, uncooked
  • tsp salt
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp orange peel, grated
  • 2 tsp lemon peel, grated
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 30 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 7 small pickling cucumbers, diced (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 16 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water, rice, and salt to boil in a heavy medium saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed for about 20 minutes.
  3. Uncover the saucepan and cook rice over very low heat until dry for about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer rice to a large bowl and cool for 20 to 30 minutes, or until room temperature.
  5. Whisk orange juice and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl to blend.
  6. Add halved tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, mint, and feta to rice in a large bowl.
  7. Add dressing; toss to blend.

Recipe Notes

Can be made 8 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and toss before serving.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 281mg
  • Calories: 386kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 399mg
  • Protein: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 810mg
  • Vitamin A: 744IU
  • Vitamin C: 29mg
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