Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

If you love grain salads, you’ve got to try this Mediterranean brown rice salad! Filled with lots of veggies, it’s easy to make, light, and healthy.



Lemon Vinaigrette


  1. Cook U.S.-grown brown rice according to package instructions.
  2. While the rice cooks, prepare the vegetables. Drain and rinse chickpeas and artichoke hearts. Cut artichoke hearts in half lengthwise.
  3. Chop up the rest of the vegetables and parsley. Set ingredients aside.
  4. Combine all the vinaigrette ingredients, plus a shake of salt and pepper, in a small jar. Tightly screw on the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds – 1 minute, until dressing is creamy and cloudy looking.
  5. When rice is done cooking, let it cool to room temperature. Add rice to a large mixing bowl and toss with all the veggies, chickpeas, and parsley, plus a generous shake of salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle 1/3 cup of vinaigrette into the salad and toss to combine. Add more dressing, 1 tbsp at a time, to taste.


Keywords: Mediterranean brown rice salad, vegan, gluten free