Before I tell you about that tasty salad you see there, I just want to explain one quick thing... I was looking back on my last few recipe postings and I realize that they are all quite healthy. I can promise you that all of my recipes won't be healthy! I let loose on weekends for sure. This past weekend, I downed a large piece of key lime pie like nobody's business! But during the week, I get serious, which is where this salad comes in.

I was cleaning out my pantry over the weekend and I found a bag of bulgar wheat way in the back. I remember seeing Ina Garten make tabbouleh on one of her shows a while back and I have wanted to make it since then, but never got around to it. The bulgar wheat way back in the pantry reminded me of that and it was perfect timing. I made this on Sunday night for week. It not only tastes both refreshing and good, but is the perfect side for a cookout, easy to make and it only gets better as it sits!

Here is what you need and what to do:

1 cup bulgar wheat
2 cups cold water
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 cup diced English cucumber
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped fresh mint
1 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 cup minced scallions
Feta cheese
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1// Place the bulgar wheat, cold water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer for about 12 minutes or until all of the water has dissolved. Once it is cooked, fluff it with a fork and put it in a large bowl to cool.

2// While the bulgar wheat is cooking, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the warm bulgar wheat. Fluff again with the fork and set aside. 

3// Chop the vegetables and add to the cooled bulgar wheat. Add the feta cheese and gently toss the salad. Taste for seasonings and add more salt or pepper if desired. 


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  1. Looks delicious. My neighbor used to make this all the time in the summer.

  2. I recently discovered a container of quinoa that I purchased when inspired by Food Network a while ago, so I've been putting that stuff in everything since. Haha. Look like a delicious dish, and super fresh!

  3. I've never made this myself, but now's my opportunity to try!

  4. That is such a great go-to salad. I went through a phase of making that salad at least one a week. It would last a couple of days as I always make tons! Love the lemony flavor it carries.

  5. I love tabbouleh and this looks delicious!

  6. How perfect is this yumminess. I adore tabbouleh.


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