Persian Brown Rice and Cashew Salad {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 11/2 tsp    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp    finely grated lime zest
  • 3 tbsp  freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp  honey or brown rice syrup
  • 3 cups cooked brown basmati rice or other long-grain brown rice, cooled
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together cinnamon, salt, lime zest, lime juice, oil and honey.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rice and dates. Add dressing and gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, until chilled, or for up to 24 hours. Just before serving, add green onions, mint and cashews, gently tossing to combine.

  • Category: Salad