Garden Bulgur Wheat Salad

Bulgur Salad

I discovered a recipe a while ago, though I can’t remember from where, for a really simple bulgur wheat salad. The perfect opportunity to make it arose today when I realised I hadn’t soaked my split peas, with which I had intended to make a chana dahl. This dish really is incredibly simple, delicious, healthy and quick. It also contains bulgur wheat which is, at the moment, one of my favourite foods. Bulgur wheat is filling, healthy and very versatile, not to mention the fact it has a much better taste than couscous, its man-made equivalent.

Please don’t attempt to make this dish with dried herbs, it simply won’t work. However, one can use any garden herbs one deems suitable – that is the beauty of this dish. I happened to have fresh chives and coriander in supply, so they got thrown in. The main tip accompanying this dish is not to overpower the almost nutty taste of the wheat, it has a beautiful flavour which is why it is better to use fresh ingredients.

Garden Bulgur Wheat Salad {recipe}

Serves 2


• 200g bulgur wheat

• 100-150g garden peas

• 1-2 cloves of garlic, mashed

• 1 handful of garden herbs, finely chopped

• Juice of 1 lime or lemon

• Seasoning


1. This really couldn’t be more simple. Cook the bulgur wheat, when done rinse it through with cold water until chilled. Mix together with cooked, and cooled, peas, garlic, herbs, lime/lemon juice and season well.


This entire salad, for two, will cost between 60p and 70p to make. It is thoroughly delicious and incredibly healthy. Enjoy!

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17 comments on “Garden Bulgur Wheat Salad

  1. Annie
    August 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of peas. What do you think would be a good substitute? I do love bulgur though! The garlic, herbs, and lemon sound delicious.

    • frugalfeeding
      August 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      I’m not a huge fan of peas either, you can’t taste them…I only eat them in things that disguise their flavour a little :D. But a substitute… umm perhaps cubed red or green peppers? or de-seeded and chopped tomatoes.

      • Annie
        August 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

        Tomatoes! Now that I could go for. I have this weird thing about the texture of peas. I know, it’s weird. I admit it’s juvenile. I can’t help it. 🙂

  2. Food, Flowers, Herbs and Life!
    August 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    This looks very good – and the lemon is just added freshness! Nutritious and delicious all in one!

  3. ilanadavita
    August 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Do you think it would be ok to add a little olive oil?

    • frugalfeeding
      August 31, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      Oh absolutely. You never need to ask me if that’s ok. I just didn’t fancy it tonight.

  4. cookinginsens
    August 31, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    That looks fluffy and good!

  5. ceciliag
    August 31, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    that is perfect. I could not decide what to have with the steak tonight.. that will do just nicely and I have some great herbs to add! thank you muchly.. c

  6. Jereme's Kitchen
    August 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    i have always wanted to use bulgur, but i can never remember to get some.

    • frugalfeeding
      August 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      We have loads. I keep buying it, even though we haven’t opened the last packet haha.

  7. banbamama
    August 31, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    oo fabulous. i love bulgur wheat! I must restock my cupboard with it. thanks for reminding me!

    • frugalfeeding
      August 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      No problem. Why not try this 😀 Also there’s an amazing tabbouleh recipe somewhere in my blog.

  8. genevievvve
    September 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Yum! lemon brightens things up so nicely. Also, I’d love to see the chana dahl recipe when you end up soaking the legumes! Always on the lookout for an easy Indian recipe!

    • frugalfeeding
      September 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      I’ll post it early next week I think. I’ve got 17 hours of work this weekend and won’t have time.

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