Easy Bulgur Salad

Easy Bulgur Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.3
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 12.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Full of fiber and fresh herbs, this whole-grain salad is perfect as a side or light lunch. Full of fiber and fresh herbs, this whole-grain salad is perfect as a side or light lunch.
Number of Servings: 8


    2 cups coarse bulgur
    2 T no salt added tomato paste
    1 T olive oil
    juice of one lemon (about 2 T)
    1 T pomegranate molasses (or honey)
    1/2 t sumac (optional)
    2 scallions, chopped--use green and white parts
    2 plum or Roma tomatoes, chopped
    1 cup chopped fresh herbs (dill, mint, and parsley or any combination you like)
    salt and pepper to taste


The tomato paste adds a rich flavor, as do the pomegranate molasses and sumac. You can omit those ingredients if you don't have them.
I use a combination of mint, parsley, and dill in the recipe; basil would also be delicious.


Prepare the bulgur according to the package directions.
Place the tomato paste, pomegranate molasses, sumac, lemon juice, and olive oil in a medium-sized bowl and whisk ingredients with a fork to combine. Add the bulgur and stir well.
Add the chopped herbs, scallions and tomatoes and toss to combine.

Allow to cool to room temperature before serving; leftovers are best served chilled.

Makes eight 1-cup servings.

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    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is my favorite salad. I love to add in chopped salad veggies like cucumber, celery and green peppers. I haven't tried the pomegranate molasses or honey before but that would help cut the acidity of the lemon. I take this salad and add it to a pita with chicken for a sandwich at work. Yummy! - 10/4/14

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a riff on the middle eastern salad, tabhouli. The traditional recipe is bulghur, parsley, tomatoes, cukes with olive oil and lemon juice and salt. I learned from a Lebanese woman. Finely chop vegs in a chopper. Amount of parsley should be more than bulghur - 3/28/15

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    Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Like the homemade version over the boxed stuff! Instead of tomato paste, I added a can of undrained diced tomatoes. I also switched the mint for basil because I only like mint in a cocktail :) FYI for the previous poster, I found bulgur in the natural food aisle. - 4/2/13

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added pomegranate arilles and it was great - 9/4/17

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The tomato paste is great , I usually use fresh tomatoes but this great for winter! I make different versions based on what is in season and in the refrig. Great way to use up leftovers too,. - 10/29/14