This is so good. It's great left over.
Course Main Course, Salad
Servings 8


Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry bulghar (or see quinoa variation below)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1-1/3 cups chopped tomatoes (optional but highly recommended)
  • 2/3 cup chopped cucumber (optional highly recommended)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 or 2 large cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 or 2 t. dried mint leaves

Serve With:

  • feta cheese, crumbled


  • Bring water to a boil and then pour into large bowl.
  • Quickly stir in bulghar and salt.
  • Cover and let sit for 15 minutes (before stirring in dressing, next step).
  • Mix dressing ingredients in a jar. Stir into bulghar.
  • Marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours, preferably longer.
  • Just before serving, add the chopped vegetables.
  • Serve with the feta cheese.


  • Cook 3/4 cup quinoa in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes or till water is absorbed. Use this instead of bulger and water above.
  • Add some chickpeas.
  • Add some chopped green pepper.
  • Add some grated carrot.
  • Add some olives.
  • Add some basil.

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