Monday, July 12, 2010

bulgur salad with grapes and feta

ok, i'm labeling this as a "side", but full disclosure - i have never eaten it as a side. why? because "side" means smaller portions, a food sharing plate space with other edibles to form a meal. and i am hardly ever willing to share plate space with my bulgur (i also find it difficult to share it with others, i like it that much). this is a meal to me - and a tasty, easy, and healthy one at that!
bulgur is a whole grain wheat and i've found it at my local grocery store, usually in the healthy food or natural food section. it's dry, so it's got a nice long shelf life, so i usually make this salad when grapes are on sale. this is another kristin recipe that i have memorized from making it so much - hope you enjoy!

bulgur salad with grapes and feta
1/2 c. fine-grain bulgur wheat
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. boiling water
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. olive oil
2 T. minced scallions (if i'm lazy, i just substitute a sprinkling of onion powder)
3/4 c. halved seedless grapes
1/4 c. toasted chopped pecans (or walnuts)
1/4 c. crumbled feta
s&p to taste

in a medium bowl combine bulgur, salt and boiling water. cover and let stand until bulgur is tender - about 30 minutes. in a large bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients. when bulgur is tender, drain off any excess water and add to grape mixture. serve at room temp or chilled.


  1. I love bulgur wheat! I just made some tzatziki yesterday. One tip for making it even more delicious is to make the bulgur using chicken or veggie broth. Just adds a boost. Love the blog!

  2. Yikes! Did I say 'tzatziki?' I meant 'tabouleh!' BTW, this is your sis Jen. I don't know why my google name pops up as Joe (maybe he's a secret chef!) Love ya!

  3. Ahhh!!! THANK you for posting this Salad. I totally forgot about the glory of the bulgar and grapes with feta salad. Yum. Yum. Yum.