Bulgur Salad With Apricots, Radicchio, Herbs, and Walnuts Recipe


Bulgur is an ancient Middle Eastern grain made from whole wheat kernels that have been parboiled, dried and crushed (or cracked). Chewy and nutty-tasting, it's high in fiber, protein, and nutrients.

This recipe is adapted from Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers.

Recipe Details

Bulgur Salad With Apricots, Radicchio, Herbs, and Walnuts Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 20 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

  • 1/2 small head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, finely sliced

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted if desired

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 2 lemons

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Place bulgur in a medium bowl with salt, then pour 1-1/4 cups boiling water over top. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let sit until all of the water is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes

  2. Combine the cooked bulgur with all of the remaining ingredients and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
343 Calories
24g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 343
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 544mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)