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Grits-Style Bulgur with Corn-Basil Relish

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2/3 cup bulgur and 1/4 cup corn relish)
For a speedy side dish that's to the table in 20 minutes, serve Grits-Style Bulgur with Corn-Basil Relish.


  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked bulgur
  • 2 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 209
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • sodium 324 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water and uncooked bulgur to a boil in a small saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 8 minutes. Stir in cheese and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  2. Combine corn kernels, basil, shallots, vinegar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Top bulgur mixture with corn mixture.