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Bulgar Salad Recipes

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Dish of bulgur salad.
Bulgar wheat is the main grain in tabouli, and can be incorporated in other interesting salads. This page contains bulgar salad recipes.


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February 22, 2009


  • 3/4 cup bulgar *
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 cup seeded cucumber, diced
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  • 1 cup seeded tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

* Look for bulgar in the cereal, rice, or organic food isle of your grocery store.


Rinse and drain bulgar; place in a bowl. Stir in the boiling water. Cover and let stand for 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the onion, salt, and allspice; let stand 30 minutes. Drain bulgar and squeeze dry; add bulgar and remaining ingredients to onion mixture. Toss gently to combine. Serve or refrigerate.

Source: E. Lewis

By Raymonde from North Bay, Ontario

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By 0 found this helpful
May 7, 2010

This is an authentic recipe which is healthy and your family will love it!



Cut up the tomatoes into little pieces (but not too small). Cut up the cucumbers into slices. Cut the red peppers in small pieces as well. Cut the onions into slices. Put all the vegetables into a glass bowl (but any other salad dish would work as well). Add olive oil, vinegar, and salt to taste and mix. Add grated feta cheese on top (as much as you want). If you like parsley and/or olives, add some for final touches.

Servings: depends on the # of people
Time:5-10 Minutes Preparation Time
0 Minutes Cooking Time


By lilly_sally_bg

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Claire Bush0 found this helpful
April 7, 2008

This Middle Eastern side dish looks elegant, but is very simple to prepare. Use the smaller amount of oil for a lowfat, but still flavorful, version. Good with lamb chops or barbecued chicken.




Boil 2 cups water in saucepan, then slowly add bulgur, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 20-30 minutes, then remove lid and fluff with fork. Add parsley, tomatoes, cucumber, and mint, then toss with dressing.

Chill or serve at room temperature

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By 0 found this helpful
June 24, 2007

Does anyone have a dynamite recipe for tabouli? I have tried the Near East mix, but I'd like to try one from scratch that has bulgher wheat, tiny chopped green onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, lemon and a LOT of flavor!

Mary Jo from St. Paul, MN

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June 26, 20070 found this helpful

Try, they have lots of recipes.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 26, 20070 found this helpful

Here's my recipe - my family loves it!!! It's quite lemony. Enjoy:-)

1 bunch of parsley, cleaned well and chopped (don't use the ends though)


1 bunch of green onions, cleaned and chopped

3 good size pickles

2 good size tomatoes

1 c bulgar, soaked about 2 hours in warm water and drained

Juice of 6 lemons (or to your taste)

4 T oil

salt & pepper

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 26, 20070 found this helpful

Blech, don't eat that stuff outta the box!!!

Cook tabouli, add chopped parsley (I like to add when sorta warm, it brings out the parsley flavor and really soaks into the tabouli), add chopped tomatoes and finely chopped onions ( use whatever your liking), squirt lots of lemon, use kosher or sea salt and pepper to taste. Let marinate for at least a few hours before eating (in the fridge of course!). Some add chopped mint/spearmint too.

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June 27, 20070 found this helpful

Hi ,Here is a great recipe from its original homeland.

I'm a Lebanese andI know how delicious Tabouli is if it is prepared well.


2 large bunches of Italian parsley, washed, dried and chopped finely

1 small shallot, peeled and sliced finely

1/2 pound red tomatoes finely diced

2 tbsps.fresh finely chopped mint

1 tbsp. fine bulgher soaked in water for 20 minutes

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper freshly ground

4 tbsps.lemon juice

6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil


Take the Italian parsley and form them into nice bunches .Chop the parsley finely then wash them very well and leave them in a strainer to drain all excess water.

Wash the tomatoes then dice them into small cubes. Put the tomatoes in a large bowl.

Peel and chop the shallot. Put the shallot with the tomatoes and then sprinkle all the salt and pepper over the chopped shallot.

Wash and pat dry the mint leaves. Chop the mint leaves and add to the bowl.

Strain the soaked bulgher and squeeze very well to remove excess water. Add to the bowl.

At this stage add the parsley then the lemon juice and olive oil.

Mix all the ingredients together.

Taste a spoonful and add morelemon juice or salt according to personal taste.


Preparation: 15 minutes plus soaking


Cooking time: 0 minutes


3oz fine bulgher wheat

1 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley

3 tbsps.chopped fresh mint

4 spring onions, chopped

1 cucumber, finely diced

1/2 lb finely diced red tomatoes

3 tbsps.olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1/8 pepper

1/2 tsp salt


Soak the bulgher for 30 minutes in cold water. After that time, drain and squeeze out as much water as possible. Put the soaked wheat in a large bowl.

Wash and dice the tomatoes. Chop the spring onions finely. Add them to the bowl along with the remaining ingredients.

Mix all the ingredients well.

Taste and then more lemon juice or salt if needed.

Serve cold.

I hope you will enjoy preparing these recipes.

Bon Apetit.

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June 27, 20070 found this helpful

One of my favorite recipes and extremely easy is to follow the recipe on the package with adding water, cucumber, and tomatoes, but then instead of lemon and olive oil, I substitute the same amount of Italian dressing. It is very flavorful.

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June 27, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Mary Jo,

This is not completely homemade but I start with a box of Tabouli Salad by Fantastic Foods.It has more flavor than Near East.In fact so much that I add more plain bulghur wheat to it(about as much or a little less than what's in the box).I follow directions but double the water.Then I add my own vegetables like cucumbers and tomatoes and black olives.I have not been able to reproduce the great flavor on homemade recipes. Good luck!

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 27, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks to all of you for your recommendations.....I have all the ingredients, except I forgot the mint!! I'll try making it from scratch over the 4th of July. Thanks again, all! Mary Jo

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