Easy Bulgur Salad

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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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Submitted by: STEPFANIER

Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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

Tips

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.


Directions

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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  • 4 of 4 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 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
    Try this......bulghur, dried apricots (or cranberries or what you like), finely chopped green onions, toasted sliced or slivered almonds (or chopped walnuts, pecans are too soft)
    tossed with a little olive oil, medium amount of fresh lemon juice and a dash of salt. Let sit for a couple of hours... - 3/28/15

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 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

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  • Do you think I could use kasha instead of bulgar to make it gluten free? - 7/12/15

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  • I have never tried bulgur. Where can I buy it? - 3/29/13

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  • Sounds yummy!
    - 3/2/13

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