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Rice Salad With Melon and Tomatoes: Idea for Lunch

Updated on July 12, 2020
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Rice salad a winning mix between brown rice and red rice

The idea for lunch: rice salad with melon and cherry tomatoes. Why settle for only one type of rice? For this first, we decided to mix together red rice and brown rice, so as to guarantee an incredibly light product, rich in fibre and with a balanced flavour. You will probably already know the countless benefits of brown rice. A little less known, and therefore interesting for us, are the benefits of red rice, capable of lowering cholesterol levels, regulating blood sugar levels below optimal levels and strengthening bones.

Red rice is also an excellent source of antioxidants, fibres and mineral salts. An extraordinary ally of our health that we could define as a particular type of brown rice. In this rice salad with melon and cherry tomatoes, we, therefore, guarantee all the best for our well-being.

Rice salad with melon and cherry tomatoes: a light first course but rich in flavours

Are you looking for ideas for lunch? Would you like something light and fresh, but different from the usual? Let yourself be tempted by this rice salad with melon and cherry tomatoes! This first course based on brown rice and red rice, contains melon, cherry tomatoes of various colours and mozzarella, all flavoured with lime and crunchy almond flakes. Do they seem hazardous combinations to you? You will have to change your mind!

We know that melon is extraordinarily well combined with salty ingredients (how can we forget the classic combination of melon and ham?) And also in this recipe melon pulp seems to act as a glue between all the ingredients. The result is first light, suitable for everyone and rich in beneficial nutrients for the body.

An appetizing salad perfect for summer

Summer: sun, sea, holidays, heat … and salads! Essential as a cool drink when there are forty-three degrees outside in the shade, salads are the main dishes of the summer. But how to prepare them so as not to get bored with the usual ingredients? With rice salad with melon and cherry tomatoes, the "boredom" risk at the table is absolutely eradicated. With each bite, you will notice the predominance of one of the ingredients with always different shades of flavour.

It will be a pleasure that you will not want to give up even outside the home … and why should you do it? Rice salads are also very comfortable to take on the road. All you need is an airtight container to keep this first course and take it with you to work, on the beach or for a picnic in the park. The trick for a delicious and fresh schiscetta is just a click away!

And here is the recipe for rice salad with melon and cherry tomatoes:

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 100 g of red rice and 100 gr. of brown rice
  • 300 g of melon pulp
  • 8 red cherry tomatoes and 8 yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 200 g of mozzarella
  • 40 g of almond flakes
  • some basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pink pepper berries to taste


Put the rice to boil in abundant boiling water, slightly salted, following the times indicated on the package. In the meantime, wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them into wedges. Then reduce the diced melon pulp, drain the mozzarella and cut it into cubes. Put everything together in a large salad bowl.

When it is ready, drain the rice and pass it under cold running water. Add the rice to the other ingredients in the salad bowl. Season everything with lime juice, oil and salt. Mix carefully and divide into four portions, garnishing each dish with almonds, chopped basil and adding a few pinches of pink pepper.

Note for celiacs or gluten-sensitive

Always check that the ingredients you use for the preparation of your recipes are suitable for coeliacs and people sensitive to gluten. Check the barred ear, the presence on the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) or the indications on the manufacturer's label.

Note for lactose intolerant

From the ministerial note: The word "delactosate" has been eliminated, as previously associated with the word "dietetic". The term lactose-free may be used instead for dairy products and for milk with a lactose content of less than 0.1 g per 100 g or ml.

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