Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Serve this lemony bulgur—an American interpretation of Middle Eastern tabbouleh—instead of the more familiar and expected stuffing.

How to Make It

Place bulgur in a large bowl; cover with 2 cups boiling water. Cover; let stand 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Add cucumber and remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine.

Ratings & Reviews

JJcooksalot's Review

June 12, 2013
This is delicious! A great summer salad. In the interest of keeping calories low, I used half the amount of olive oil and reduced sugar dried cranberries. So I'm confident it would be even more delicious if followed exactly. Would probably taste good with goat cheese or feta, too. Try it--you won't be disappointed!

carlybarley7's Review

January 17, 2012
Love love love this bulgur salad! I wanted to try this because I loved the Cooking Light Mexican Bulgur Salad and this was a hit also. I don't like cucumber at all so I subbed in celery. I'm also not the biggest fan of parsley so I didn't use quite as much as the recipe called for and added about 1/4 cup of cilantro to offset the flavor. It worked perfectly. I think that using the full 1/3 cup of olive oil is probably a little unnecessary...the salad was a little bit oily and I will probably half that next time. Feta or even chicken might be a nice addition, especially if you eat it as your main dish as I did. Also, only 5 WW PointsPlus per 1 cup serving...yes!

GayleR's Review

April 11, 2011
I had problems with the bulgur not absorbing all the liquid. Maybe that is why the yield was lower than advertised. But I loved the flavor and would make it again.

CarlyParly's Review

December 26, 2010
I love the fresh taste of this light dish! I also did not peel the cucumbers and added pine nuts. I used as a Christmas side for the contrast to heavier food and for the color, but will definitely repeat anytime of the year. Basic 'meat and potato' eaters may not enjoy, but those with creative, health-minded tastes will love it.

meghabyte's Review

January 11, 2010
Great, simple salad! I did make some changes....I used wheat berries instead of bulgur and didn't peel the cucumbers. I love the sweetness that comes from the cranberries! I would definitely make this dish again.

purplee's Review

October 29, 2009
Easy to make. Nice balance of sweet and sour, savory flavors.