Recipe: Caribbean Rice Salad

Denise Austin by Denise Austin | August 25, 2015 | Nutrition

Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe that is delicious and nutritious??? Try this Caribbean Rice Salad! It packs in healthy meat-free protein, and array of nutrients courtesy of the rainbow of bell peppers, and if you substitute brown rice or quinoa for the jasmine rice, you’ll be making it even healthier. My family absolutely LOVES this recipe, and I bet yours will, too!! You can find more healthy recipes like this in my 10-Week Whole Body Plan. It includes a daily meal planner with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks… plus you can choose vegetarian, gluten-free, low-sodium and more! Add in the weekly shopping list, and it takes the guesswork out of how to eat right – it’s all there for you!! Start your free trial today and check out a week’s worth of recipes (plus workouts and inspirational advice, too!).

Caribbean Rice Salad

  • 2 cups of jasmine rice (may substitute with brown rice or quinoa)
  • 1 can of drained black beans
  • chopped red, yellow, green and orange peppers
  • quarter cup of chopped green onions


    • 1/4 cup of olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon of squeezed lemon
    • a splash of white wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon of cumin
    • a pinch of salt and pepper
    • 3 cloves of garlic pressed


  1. Cook the rice and refrigerate
  2. Drain, rinse and toss in the black beans
  3. Mix in the red, yellow, green and orange peppers, and green onions
  4. In a separate container, mix the ingredients for the dressing
  5. Pour dressing over the rice
  6. Mix and toss
  7. Allow dish to sit in fridge for about an hour to let the flavors set in

And that’s it! This dish will be good for a couple of days in the refrigerator, and it’s a great source of protein and fiber! Go ahead and try it out, and get more recipe ideas in my 10-Week Plan!!

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