Closeup of Lentil Browl Rice Salad
Lentil Brown Rice Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This Lentil Brown Rice Salad is simple to make and so delicious! Customize it with your favorite ingredients!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 main dish servings
Calories: 560 kcal
Author: Ginnie
  • 1 cup black lentils
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (cold)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 1 package cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered (depending on size)
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  1. Cook lentils in boiling, salted water until tender, but firm (they should hold their shape). Drain and set aside to cool.

  2. Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk to combine and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Combine lentils, rice, cucumber, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Mix well.

  4. Add dressing, feta, and basil. Toss until well mixed. Adjust seasoning, adding additional salt and pepper, if necessary.

  5. Serve salad at room temperature or cold. Enjoy!


This recipe is very flexible. Try adding nuts, olives, roasted peppers, or marinated artichoke hearts. Replace the lentils with garbanzo or black beans. Substitute quinoa for the brown rice. The possibilities are endless!