Garden Herb Rice Salad Recipe
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Garden Herb Rice Salad Recipe

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This recipe is so quick and tasty, you will want to make it for any get-together. It is best served chilled.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice, chilled
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup snipped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 267 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; pour over salad and toss well. Chill for 30 minutes. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Garden Herb Rice Salad in Birds & Blooms June/July 1995, p55

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cwbuff User ID: 441425 15226
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"The taste of the basil and mint really comes out in this salad, which is a nice change from pasta or potato salads. The other veggies lend color and crunch, although I left out the black olives - I don't consider black a very appetizing color."

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