Greek Bulgur Salad with Shrimp

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Greek Bulgur Salad with ShrimpRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

This recipe combines bulgur and grilled shrimp with the classic Greek salad ingredients. 

Makes 4 servings


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2/3 cup bulgur
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 cup chopped English cucumber
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup halved kalamata olives
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Pepperoncini (optional)


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

1. Combine bulgur and 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. Heat a large grill pan over high heat. Combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange shrimp in pan; grill 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Let cool slightly.

3. Whisk together lemon juice, oregano, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Add bulgur, cucumber, and next 5 ingredients; toss to combine. Top with shrimp; serve with pepperoncini, if desired.

Created date

August 2015