Bulgur wheat & feta salad with pickles & grapes

Heidi Hoerman


Perhaps the best known bulgur wheat dish is tabbouli, a Lebanese salad featuring bulgur, parsley and mint in a lemon dressing. Par-cooked and dried whole wheat, bulgur is a whole grain loaded with nutrients and fiber and a healthy alternative to pasta in dinner salads.

Although package directions often recommend boiling and stirring, a no-fuss way to prepare quick-cooking bulgur is to simply soak in boiling water.

It only takes a few minutes to assemble to salad but a longer time is specified for preparing, soaking, and chilling the bulgur.

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4 main dish servings
2 Hr 30 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 c
bulgur wheat, quick cooking
3 c
boiling water
1/2 tsp
1 c
sweet & spicy pickle, diced
2 c
grapes, seedless, sliced or quartered
8 oz
feta cheese, crumbled
3 c
arugula or other leafy green, large leaves shredded
1 medium
lemon, grated zest & juice
1/4 c
olive oil

How to Make Bulgur wheat & feta salad with pickles & grapes


  • 1Prepare the bulgur at least two hours before serving. Place the bulgur and salt in a medium-large bowl. Pour over the boiling water. Allow to sit one hour. Drain excess water and chill. (Alternatively, follow bulgur package directions and chill.)
  • 2When the bulgur is cool, move to a very large salad bowl. Add with the diced pickles, sliced or quartered grapes, crumbled feta, and arugula or other greens. Toss to mix.
  • 3Whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, and the olive oil. Add to other ingredients and toss to mix thoroughly.
  • 4Serve immediately or chill.

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About Bulgur wheat & feta salad with pickles & grapes

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy