Grain Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Peppers

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Grain Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Sweet PeppersRecipe
Photo: Jacob Snavely; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller


If you use wooden skewers, submerge them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the shrimp.
Makes 4 servings


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3/4 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
5 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 pound peeled, medium-size raw shrimp, deveined
8 ounces baby sweet peppers
1 bunch green onions
4 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 50 Minutes

1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Cook bulgur according to package directions. Toss together bulgur, 2 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper; spread on a baking sheet. Cool completely (about 15 minutes); transfer to a large bowl.

2. Toss together shrimp, 1 Tbsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Toss together peppers and 1 Tbsp. oil.

3. Grill shrimp and peppers, covered with grill lid, 2 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Brush onions with 1 1/2 tsp. oil, and grill, covered with grill lid, 1 minute on each side. Slice peppers. Cut onions into 1/2-inch-long pieces.

4. Toss together bulgur mixture, peppers, onions, lemon juice, and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and 1/2 tsp. salt. Top with parsley and shrimp.

Created date

March 2014