This summer bulgur wheat salad bowl is super healthy and full of delicious flavours. Made with nutty bulgur, fresh herbs, chopped vegetables this Medditeranean style salad is like a bulked-up tabbouleh. I like to make it over the weekend and keep it in the fridge all week long for healthy lunches.
This hearty and filling bulgur wheat salad is a great accompaniment to mains . You can also enjoy it as a make ahead lunch to grab during busy days.
The ingredients for this Bulgur Wheat Salad
This salad needs very few ingredients. You will need some green onions, parsley, beetroot, carrot, dill, bulgur wheat and lettuce.For the simple and delicious dressing you are going to need only olive oil, lemon juice, some garlic, salt and za’atar spice mix. You can aslo substitute za’atar for sumac or leave it out.
What is bulgur wheat?
Bulgur comes from cracked whole-grain kernels of wheat that get parboiled and dried before packaging. As a result, they cook much more quickly than other varieties of whole wheat such as, the raw version, and freekeh, cracked but uncooked kernels that come from young green wheat. Bulgur is generally the least expensive of the three.
How to cook bulgur?
Because it’s already partially cooked, bulgur wheat is quick and easy to prepare at home. Most types of bulgur wheat cook completely in less than 15 minutes, but different types require different cooking times, so it’s best to always check the package for instructions. In general, combine 2 cups of liquid and 1 cup of dry bulgur in a pot, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, until the bulgur turns tender, about 12 minutes. Drain any excess liquid and fluff the grains with a fork before serving.
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Bulgur Wheat Salad
- 200 g bulgur
- 1 piece beetroot
- 1 carrot
- 2 pickles
- 1 handul fresh lettuce
- 1 handful fresh scalions
- 1 handful fresh dill
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp za'atar
- In the big bowl add all the dressing ingredient and mix very well.
- Add the cooked bulgur wheat (see the instructions above or follow on the wheat package), then add the rest of the vegetables and mix very well.