Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad

The contrast of green, verdant colors and sunny, golden shades—as well as vibrant flavors and textures—of this easy plant-based salad really shine...

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The contrast of green, verdant colors and sunny, golden shades—as well as vibrant flavors and textures—of this easy plant-based salad really shine. Based on cooked brown rice, and the Mediterranean ingredients chickpeas, yellow bell pepper, leeks, artichokes, basil, and pistachios, this filling salad has intriguing tastes and health benefits. A touch of healthy fats, lemon juice and herbs provides for a delicious, light vinaigrette. Rich in fiber, plant protein, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, this offers a great nutrition punch to your day. Best yet, you can make this recipe out of many shelf-stable, economical ingredients you can store in your pantry, and it can be created in minutes once your rice is done. Have leftover cooked rice? This is the place to showcase it! Serve it for a potluck or an easy meal in one. This recipe lasts well in the fridge, and is a great dish for packing up for work during the week.































Follow along with me as I show you how to make this recipe for Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad here.

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Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad





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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian






  • Yield:
    6 servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The contrast of green colors and sunny, golden shades—as well as vibrant flavors and textures—of this easy Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad really shine.


Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced leeks, green and white section (may use green onions)
  • 1 12-ounce jar marinated artichokes, drained
  • ½ cup green olives, sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced fresh basil

Vinaigrette:

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash salt (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Garnish:

  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • Additional chopped fresh basil, if desired

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, toss together rice, chickpeas, pepper, leeks, artichokes, olives and basil.
  2. To make vinaigrette: In a small dish, whisk together lemon juice, oil, black pepper, salt (optional), and garlic.
  3. Toss dressing into salad.
  4. Sprinkle with pistachios and additional chopped basil, if desired.
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 446 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Mediterranean, brown rice, Mediterranean salad

For other plant-based salads, check out some of my favorites:

Cool Mint Cauliflower Salad
Snow Pea Carrot Salad with Mint Green Tea Vinaigrette
Pomegranate Avocado Quinoa Salad

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By: Sharon Palmer
Title: Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad
Sourced From: sharonpalmer.com/2015-05-31-green-and-gold-mediterranean-brown-rice-salad/
Published Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000

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