Mediterranean Wild Rice Salad

Mediterranean wild rice salad

Sustenance is key my friends. I know the weeks go quickly, but them days can be long.
Lengthy enough that a second breakfast is required at about 10am (don’t get me started on the mega 4pm munchies that strike). So we always have some serious nourishin’ that’s gotta be done.
Not to mention the winter chill that makes us more peckish… I mean, let’s talk about building up our own personal layer of insulation.. all in the name of self-preservation, right? (stay tuned for a couple of sweets, perfect for winter cushioning).

Anyways, back to the ever vital and important sustenance. Cause to be honest, the last thing we want to have in the last stretch of the work day is a rumbling tummy, where you only feel more tired and so EGGHHHHHH towards anything that even closely resembles work…

So, I have an answer for you:

(pause for dramatic effect)

Mediterranean wild rice salad
Wild Rice Salad with all these herby, fresh and zesty flavours ready to zing you through the afternoon. Not to mention, it’s light, and filling with all its pockets of rice, (and the occasional ‘hello’ from our fried friend halloumi, also known as’squeaky cheese’) and a crunch of sliced almonds for good measure.

It’s really the ultimate daily lunch (or dinner – I totally inhaled the leftovers), plus it’s healthy. So that’s really a bonus. Plus, you are now totally justified to go and have second helpings of your dessert… kidding!… but no, seriously.

This one is a short post, but I’m just gonna let the simplicity and colour speak for its self. Amma right or amma right?


250g wild rice
1 small yellow capsicum, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/3 cucumber, diced
2 stalks celery, finely sliced
1 carrot, ribboned
70g sun-dried tomatoes
50g sultanas
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
1/4 cup almonds, toasted
250g halloumi, cut into rectangles

3 limes juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp oil from the sun-dried tomato jar
salt and pepper to season

1. Cook the rice according to packet instructions. Once cooked, rinse the rice thoroughly with cold water and set aside to fully drain.
2. Prepare all the other ingredients. Then shallow fry the halloumi, in a hot fry pan. The key being making sure the halloumi is really dry before frying to give it the best chance at crispiness.
3. Toss together all the salad ingredients. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil and seasoning, then mix throughout the salad. Enjoy!


  1. P.s. Sorry that sounded previous sounded really rude. Looks and sounds delicious – thank you.

    • haha no worries – thanks heaps for pointing that out Jan!
      the almonds are now on the ingredient list :)

    • Thanks Mimi! I was seriously considering a generous sprinkle of feta, but just couldn’t go past the heaven that is crispy fried halloumi 😛

    • Thanks Beeta! Seriously, so easy to devour :)
      and yus! consider babka dessert done 😛

  2. Oh this is beautiful! Just what I need for uni lunches. Love the herbs and almonds, and a lime dressing is ALWAYS a winner. Perfect for the hot days over this side of the world too – hope you aren’t too cold over there! x

    • You hit the nail on the head Claudia! herby, fresh and cheesy in all the right places 😛
      thanks so much!
      Hope you’re enjoying the end of summer! And the cold isn’t so bad because we have a glimpse of spring now with blossoms showing their faces – yay!

  3. Absolutely love this recipe! Can’t wait to give it a try. And since I’m the biggest fan of everything in there, I think I’ll be hooked (:

    • Thanks so much Renee!
      It’s a bit of everything light, fresh and delicious in one salad 😀 enjoy!

    • Thanks heaps Laura!
      Isn’t halloumi the best way to top off any salad? Absoulute fave 😛

    • Dat halloumi in the salad is the answer to all our problems 😛
      dreaming of it for lunch tomorrow! x

  4. Just stunning. I adore halloumi, definitely never get sick of it! Gorgeous post. Can I just say again that you are amazing? Ohmigosh-extra-talented-beautiful-and-incredible-goddess-stylist-woman (all of the descriptives!). I love everything about this post xx

    • Aw Laura that is really so kind of you to say!! <3 really makes all the effort worth while :)
      hope all is well! xx

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