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Greek Brown Rice Salad
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This hearty salad serves 4 for under $13.
  • CourseMain Dish, Salad
  • CuisineBulk recipe, Co-op Basics, Vegetarian
  • 1 cup Lundeberg brown rice
  • 4-5 cups arugula
  • 1 cup dry chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 4 oz feta, crumbled
  • 1 tsp salt
Lemon vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  1. Soak the dry chickpeas overnight in a bowl of water. Once complete, place them in a large pot with several inches of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Let the beans cook for 60-90 minutes until tender.
  2. Add the dry brown rice to a pan along with 1.5 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer brown rice for up to 45 minutes, or until tender. Set aside.
  3. To prepare the dressing, whisk together the lemon vinaigrette ingredients until well blended.
  4. In a large serving bowl, combine the warm cooked grains, arugula, chickpeas, Roma tomatoes, and feta. Toss with the dressing and season with black pepper and sea salt to taste.
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