Rice Salad with Gaea Green Olive Tapenade, Lentils and Herbs

Rice Salad with Gaea Green Olive Tapenade, Lentils and Herbs


A couple of weeks ago I received these fantastic products Gaea sent me to review. So the other day I decided it was time to cook something with one of the products. I used the Gaea oil in my salads but had to see how the green olive tapenade tasted especially because hubby is such a green olives lover.


Check out how small this little jar is:


However is so full of flavour and totally ok for the whole dish – a full pan of salad.

Anyway here is the recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did:

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Rice Salad with Gaea Green Olive Tapenade, Lentils and Herbs
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Rice Salad with Greek Olive Tapenade
Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 6
  • 250 gr basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tbsp Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 125 gr small green lentils
  • 1 jar Gaea "Green Olive Tapenade"
  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • Finely grated zest from 1 lemon
  • ⅔ cup chopped fresh dill
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine the rice, 2 cups of water, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tsp salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cover and bring to the boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice has absorbed almost all the water.
  4. Turn heat off, leave lid on pot and let the rice stand for 15 minutes, to absorb remaining water.
  5. Fluff with a fork.
  6. In the meantime, boil the lentils in ample water over medium hear for 20-25 minutes, until tender but ardent. Strain.
  7. Combine the rice, lentils, Gaea "Green Olive Tapenade:, lemon juice,lemon zest, dill,salt, pepper and remaining olive oil in a serving bowl.
  8. Toss gently to combine and serve.



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  1. August 21, 2014 / 10:18 am

    Ah now rice salad is not my cup of tea, but I can imagine a tapenade would really zing it up. Might have to give it a try!

  2. August 21, 2014 / 11:06 am

    Oh wow, sounds and looks amazing!

  3. August 21, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    Ooh I love tapenade but hadn’t thought of using it this way, sounds delicious!

  4. August 22, 2014 / 6:54 am

    The Tapenade looks really interesting, I fancy that maybe on fish?

  5. August 22, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    Oooh I’m not a fan of olives but this looks delicious x x

  6. August 22, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    I’ve not heard of this brand before but the salad looks nice, thanks Mich x

  7. August 23, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious!! Never heard of the brand before but will definitely be checking them out 🙂

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