Colorful Bulgur Salad Recipe -
Colorful Bulgur Salad Recipe
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Colorful Bulgur Salad

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"A delicious salad. The bulgur is cooked in chicken broth which gives it a hearty flavor. And the dressing is pungent and wonderful. All the veggies - tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers - blend in beautifully, and the whole salad comes alive when chilled."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place bulgur in a colander and rinse under cold running water. Drain and transfer to a small bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan bring the chicken broth to a boil. Stir in the bulgur, remove from the heat and let stand for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in the cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and green onions into the bulgur.
  4. In a small bowl whisk the lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder together. Pour over the bulgur mixture and stir until combined. Cover and chill for 2 hours before serving. Stir before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2004

Very good & different recipe.I am a vegetarian, so instead of chicken broth, I just added curry powder to the water & boiled the bulgur. In india, we pressure cook cracked wheat with veggies like cauliflower, peas, carrots & potatoes after frying the bulgur in a little clarified butter. That tastes good but this idea of using uncooked vegetables is amazing. Thanks a lot.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2003

I halved the amount of chili powder, and still could not even eat this salad. I am a big fan of bulgar wheat (tabouli salad is a favorite)but I had to through this away. It definitely needs some oil or something to tone down the citrus/chili powder flavor


19 Ratings

Jan 22, 2003

Found the recipe easy and useful as a base. A bit bland for us so I tossed in some oil and vinegar. Worked well.

Aug 26, 2003

I did not like this salad at all because of the chili lime dressing. I would have preferred the basic ingredients with an italian style dressing or something with less bite. My husband did like it although agreed that the chili powder does overwhelm all the other ingredients.

Jan 22, 2003

Big hit at our family gathering!! A nice change from the regular fare & a definate keeper!

Jan 22, 2003

Very simple and excellent flavour!!

Mar 12, 2008

OK....this to me was really good! Some of the other reviews werent so hot on this dish, but I decided to try anyway. Glad I did. My only change was to used fresh lemon juice instead of the lime because I didnt have limes. I thought this was light and refreshing. Yes, very healthy, but thats what I was looking for. This was my first attempt at using Bulgur and it was a success. This is going to be a great salad come summer when you want to eat light. I also sprinkled some cayenne pepper on mine cause I like the heat. Will me making often! Thanks!

May 17, 2010

Very good salad. I used lemon juice instead of lime and added a bit of EVOO. Only added chili powder to taste. Make sure the dressing has a bit of a bite before you add the bulgur as the bulgur sucks it up.


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  • Calories
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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