Honey Citrus Bulgur Wheat Salad

I have Jessica at Healthy Exposures to thank for picking bulgur wheat a couple weeks ago as the BSI ingredient.   I had never even tried it before and decided to make a side dish with it for dinner last night.

Simple cooking instructions – 1 cup bulgur to 2 cups water, bring to a boil and simmer for 12-15 minutes.  Once it was cool, I took 10 ounces of it for a salad – I am actually going to be using the rest of it for a breakfast later in the week!

Honey Citrus Bulgur Wheat Salad (printer friendly version here)

Makes 6 servings (241 calories, 6.2 fat, 42.5 carbs, 9.3 fiber and 7.4 protein

A light, bright summer side dish.


10 ounce cooked bulgur
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 ounces carrots, chopped
3 ounces cucumber, chopped
1 ounce radish, chopped
1 ounce mozzarella


  1. Mix orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper crushed red pepper and mix well.
  2. Stir cooked bulgar with carrots, cucumber, radish and mozzarella. Pour citrus vinagrette and toss to coat.
  3. Serve room temperature or as a cold salad.

Hannah liked it too!  I was afraid I wouldn’t like bulgur cold, but this salad is so refreshing.

my dinner

I am hoping to get back in the groove this week.  My mind was on vacation mode all weekend – no exercise, and not the best food choices.  I have a crustless broccoli turkey sausage quiche in the oven as I type this – I tried adding cottage cheese to the mixture – hope it works out!

Check out this weeks BSI – Nicole from Make Good Choices picked Applesauce!

Have a great Tuesday! 😀


32 thoughts on “Honey Citrus Bulgur Wheat Salad

  1. I just bought some bulgur last week! This looks like a winner!

  2. Yum, this bulgur salad looks awesome!! I wonder if I could use quinoa instead. I’ll have to try it out!! 🙂

  3. Biz, did you know that bulgur wheat is the main ingredient of Taboule? One of my very favorite summer side dishes! I’ll be interested to hear how the cottage cheese in the quiche comes out…

    • I did not know that – thanks Helen!

      • Anytime. And now I feel humbled that there was actually something I knew about cooking that my cooking hero did not! Do you have the Near East mixes in your grocery? They have a taboule one that is so good. Although I do enjoy making it homemade too.

  4. I’ve never cooked with bulgar before but it sounds interesting! Thanks!

  5. I love bulgur. I’ll have to try this one out!

  6. I’m looking forward to adding this to my summer salad file. All the flavors I love. Thanks!


  7. The salad really does look great! Love the idea of eating it cold. It looks like quinoa!

  8. Thanks for giving me a shout out! 🙂

  9. Oh I love Bulgar- I usually make tabouli (sp?) salad with it. But this version sounds good! Gotta go back to print it out! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  10. I used to make hamburgers with bulgar wheat. My whole family loves it!

  11. I am going to make that, it sounds wonderful! Applesauce…I could do that BSI ingredient! 🙂

  12. That looks yummy! I actually have never bought bulgur, now I’m intrigued to go get some!

  13. DiningAndDishing

    I am so into the grain salads lately! I haven’t used bulgar before but your version looks fabulous. That will have to be next up for my kitchen!

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  14. This looks awesome! I love bulgur, but I’m so used to seeing it in tabbouleh and not much else. I can’t wait to try this!

  15. Oh wow, that looks good! I’ve never had cold bulgur either, but since it’s 100 degrees here in NYC today, I may reconsider.

  16. That looks really good – have I mentioned how glad I am that you experiment with this stuff so I can reap the rewards – aka a perfect recipe? Thank for doing that!

  17. I’ve never had bulgur wheat before. I never would have thought of using it for something other than baking. So smart!

  18. its so hot out here right now and im starving. ur the first post i checked out and now im NEEDING BADLY a cold summer salad like this.. minus the wheat.. hmm but quinoa would totally work! MMM ❤

  19. I’ve never cooked with this before! Your salad sounds GREAT though! I may have to try it out!

  20. this looks amazing. i love the idea of combining something hearty like bulgur with light and airy citrus.

  21. Did you know you can make an Apricot-Bulgur Pudding Cake? It is kind of like rice pudding

    1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon finely slivered orange zest
    1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup bulgur
    2 large eggs, separated
    2/3 cup low-fat milk
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    Custard Sauce
    1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pistachios

    make it like you would rice pudding

  22. I love all the layers of flavor and the addition of orange and lemon juice – yum!

  23. I love bulghur! It’s so healthy and such a great source of iron.

  24. Oh my, that salad looks amazing!

    ..and I laughed so hard reading your WW story with Erin Baker’s cookies! That is too funny! 🙂

  25. DiningAndDishing

    Thanks for your comment on my blog about the s’mores with sea salt chocolate Biz! I LOVE the idea!! Do you have a recipe??

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  26. That salad looks amazing. I love tabbouleh so I’ll probably love it as well. I’m on the look out for summer salads so I guess i’ll be trying it! Thanks Biz!

  27. Oh goodness. What an amazing looking salad. Just perfect for summer.

  28. Ohhhh, wow – I love the flavors in this. Looks so light and refreshing. And I bet the bulgur complements them great!

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