Whole Grain Meatless Taco Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I modified this from a recipe in the Costco magazine. The original called for quinoa but that was $11/lb. The recipe also called for serving this on a bed of baby spinach with cheese and avocado.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bulgar wheat in water with buillion cubes according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in saute pan over medium high heat.
  3. Add onion and saute 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add spices, garlic, and chopped pepper and saute 2 more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in black beans, tomatoes, and lime juice.
  7. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Chill.
Most Helpful

I was so intrigued by this recipe that I had to try it and I'm glad I did - it's terrific! I used yellow onion instead of red, and canned rotel tomatoes with chilis for the tomato. I stirred the cooked bulgar into the bean mixture until it was well-mixed in and then served it warm over lettuce, topped with a little shredded cheese and sour cream. It made a great hearty taco salad; I could see this mixture being used in a taco or burrito too. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

loof November 27, 2013

I love anything with bulgur and this was no exception. I liked that it is completely health.

threeovens September 01, 2015

Scaled down for one, this was so good! Instead of black beans, I used bbq pinto beans. Thanks! Made for the Best of 2013 game.

Sharon123 January 30, 2014