Rice, Lentil and Sour Cherry Salad

A perfect side for roast lamb or fish for a special dinner, this Rice, Lentil and Sour Cherry Salad also packs enough flavor to be a stand-alone star!

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Rice, Lentil and Sour Cherry Salad

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Hearty and satisfying, this fruit, nut, rice and lentil salad is ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes. Use fragrant Success® Jasmine Rice to complement the sweet, savory and sour flavors of this tasty and refreshing dish.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Combine rice, lentils, almonds, sour cherries and parsley together in a large bowl.

    Step 3

  • Combine garlic, shallot, vinegar and honey together in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

    Step 4

  • Drizzle vinaigrette over rice mixture and toss to combine.

    Recipe Tip

    This salad can be made ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Vegetarian Meals

If you’re looking for great tasting meals that are completely meat free, this Rice, Lentil and Sour Cherry Salad is sure to be a welcome change! Perfect for Meatless Mondays, this salad is easy to prepare in advance and have ready to enjoy when you need it.

Though this dish is naturally vegetarian, you can make it vegan by subbing out the honey for another option such as maple or date syrup.

Alternatively, this dish also makes a great side for proteins such as lamb, fish, chicken or beef.

Homemade Vinaigrette

In certain dishes, the key to balancing out the flavor and tying everything together is a delicious dressing or vinaigrette. This recipe provides a simple option made from just a few ingredients, including garlic, shallot, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper all whisked with olive oil. We suggest making a double batch and storing any extra in the fridge to enjoy with other rice salads throughout the week!

For another type of homemade vinaigrette, try one made with olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, lemon zest and shallot from this Quinoa Tabouli recipe.

Looking for a seafood recipe? Try our rice with shrimp.