Bulgur Salad With Chickpeas, Feta, and Basil

Total Time
30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Bulgur is one of those ancient grains that is coming back into style because it is healthful and versatile. This particular salad is made with cracked wheat which cooks up fast and gives the salad a nutty flavor and chewy component. I make this with a homemade red wine vinaigrette made with extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, a little mustard (whole grain), salt and pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in bulgur and bouillon. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand until water is absorbed, an additional 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  2. Stir remaining ingredients, except parsley and basil into the bulgur.
  3. Sprinkle with the fresh parsley and basil.
  4. NOTE: Other grains work well with this salad such as brown rice or quinoa, adjust cooking times. Dried parsley will also work well, just use 1/3 of the amount.
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Everyone just loved this salad. Made as directed with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette dressing because that's what I had on hand. This would be perfect for a potluck lunch. I was even asked to enter this in my office's salad contest in September! We'll see. Thanks, threeovens! Made for Aussie-Kiwi Recipe Swap #78.