Orange-scented Cracked Wheat Salad

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This light, fruity, nutty salad is a nice change from potato or pasta salad as a barbecue side dish and is always popular at potlucks. I got it from the Silver Palate Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water and bulgur (cracked wheat) in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until the water is absorbed and the wheat is tender.
  3. This can take as long as 40 minutes, but may be much less depending on the grind of bulgur.
  4. Refrigerate the wheat until cool.
  5. Add currants, pecans, orange zest, parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  7. Serve cool or room temperature.


Most Helpful

I was up at 5 in the morning and decided to make this to take to lunch in the office today. I think I'm in love. I used a coarse bulgar, but it was ready in about 20 minutes. Instead of currants I used craisins, and tossed in some chopped coriander along with the parsley. Lunch is three hours away, but I keep sneaking into the breakroom to have another taste, and another....

Mirj May 31, 2004

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