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Rice Salad with Green Olives and Sweet Peppers

First Posted: 10/27/2011 4:55 pm Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am

Rice Salad with Green Olives and Sweet Peppers

Rice Salad with Green Olives and Sweet Peppers
New Media Publishing / Photography: Flat Art / Stylist: Abigail Donnelly
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total prep 294 calories/serving
There are many ingredients that are frequently used in a Mediterranean┬ľstyle rice salad, but olives are almost always present, as they add extra flavor and color.


  • 3 cups cooked long or medium grain rice, at room temperature
  • 1 cup green olives, pitted if needed, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 of a red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the rice, olives, onion, parsley, sweet red pepper, and tomato and gently toss. Add the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and toss again. Taste and adjust salt if needed. Serve at room temperature


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