Healthy Meal Prep
Santa Fe Rice Salad Recipe

Santa Fe Rice Salad


This flavorful salad is composed of black beans, rice, fresh tomatoes, Cheddar cheese and green onions dressed with a jalapeno vinaigrette and topped with ripe avocado. Try to use garlic vinegar in the dressing, if you can find it!


  • ⅔ cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 ⅓ cups water
  • ¾ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
  • ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup sliced green onions
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno peppers
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and chill.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the rice, beans, tomato, cheese and green onion.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, peppers, sugar and salt. Pour over the rice mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate salad for 30 minutes. Top with avocado just before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Santa Fe Rice Salad

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 334.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 16 %
carbohydrates: 9 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 21 %
fat: 34 %
saturated fat: 28 %
cholesterol: 5 %
vitamin a iu: 11 %
niacin equivalents: 27 %
vitamin b6: 13 %
vitamin c: 15 %
folate: 23 %
calcium: 13 %
iron: 10 %
magnesium: 13 %
potassium: 11 %
sodium: 9 %
thiamin: 20 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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