All Recipes

Mediterranean Spinach and Rice Salad

The rich flavors of the sunny Mediterranean combine in a vibrant salad that's perfect for al fresco dining.

Made with nutty, chewy brown rice, this hearty gluten-free take on the traditional fresh pasta salad will please any palate! 

Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 45 min | Total time: 65 min | 4 Servings



½ cup

uncooked brown rice (or about 2 cups of cooked rice or orzo pasta)

4 oz

Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Spinach

⅓ cup

Sundried tomatoes (cut into julienne)


Earthbound Farm Organic Cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced)

¼ cup

pitted Kalamata olives (chopped)

2 tsp

fresh oregano (chopped)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

¾ cup

red wine vinaigrette dressing


½ tsp

chopped Earthbound Farm Organic Garlic

1 tsp

chopped shallot

¼ tsp

dried oregano

¼ tsp

dried thyme

½ tsp


¼ cup

red wine vinegar

½ cup

extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup

expeller-pressed canola oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


Cook the brown rice in salted, boiling water according to package directions. (If you've bought your rice in bulk, our friends at have a good guide to cooking it here.)

When the rice is done, spread it out on a plate or tray and allow to cool to room temperature.

Combine the spinach, sundried tomatoes, cucumber and olives in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the cooked, cooled rice and about 3/4 cup of the red wine vinaigrette, and toss to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper, and more dressing if needed. 

Serve immediately. Extra vinaigrette can be refrigerated, tightly covered, for up to 3 weeks.

Per serving: Calories 260, Fat 17 grams, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 360 mg, Carbohydrates 25 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Sugars 2 grams, Protein 3 grams.

Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 60%, Vitamin C 30%, Calcium 6%, Iron 15%. 

You might also like

Sign up for Organic Bound!

We're sharing delicious recipes, exclusive coupons and fresh takes on happier, healthier living — all inspired by over 30 years of growing organic goodness and delivered right to your inbox.

Sign me up for email

Just a few more details