Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad With Feta Cheese and Brown Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This salad makes a delicious light dinner, and the basil is what really makes the dish great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil (about 4 quarts). Add rice and boil for 30-40 minutes, or until rice is tender. Drain and rinse rice under cold water.
  2. In a large bowl add cooked rice, cucumber, tomatoes, feta, basil, and parsley; set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl add the juice of the lemon (discarding any seeds), vinegar, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking to make the dressing.
  4. Pour dressing mixture over rice bowl and combine. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious. I substituted the plain brown rice with a much healthier quinoa wild rice medley mix I found so it was super healthy. I also used tomato and basil flavored Feta I found and it really added a nice touch. All said, I would make this many times over. My picky husband even liked it.

dragynmyrlin July 26, 2012

A good cold salad that everyone enjoyed.

Ceezie September 19, 2013