Creamy Lemon and Tahini Brown Rice Salad

Creamy Lemon and Tahini Brown Rice Salad

Creamy Tahini Brown Rice Salad

A wholesome, healthy way to use left over brown rice!

Looking to use up your left over brown rice? This salad is a healthy whole grain salad that is rich in fiber, healthy fats and vitamins and minerals. Great for a weeknight side and left over lunches for the weekdays. Tahini dressing can also be used as a dip or drizzled over roasted veggies. Instead of a salad, turn this into a grain bowl by layering rice, your fave veggies, avocado, nuts, seeds and preferred protein and drizzle with lemon tahini dressing! Learning to cook is all about experimenting!

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan/vegetarian
  • Cleanse program friendly


  • 1 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 stalk celery, finely sliced
  • 1 coloured bell pepper, like red or orange, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red or green onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • Roasted seeds, nuts, sesame seeds, avacado, cilantro etc to top if desired (optional)

tahini lemon dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Bragg’s or tamari
  • 1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 cup water or more to thin


  • If you don’t already have cooked brown rice, cook and cool. I often make more rice than needed and then find ways to add it into my meals for the week so this is designed as a rice left over salad.
  • Add all dressing ingredients into an immersion blender or small blender bowl and blend until smooth. Add water to desired consistency to add to salad. Not too thick, not too thin.
  • Combine rice and cut veggies into a bowl and add dressing. Toss to mix. You may not use all the dressing, store for later.
  • Top with added cilantro, avocado or roasted nuts or seeds or sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • use remaining dressing to drizzle on your next salad or roasted/steamed veggies.

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Inner Vision Health and Wellness Karyn Lawson RMT INHC