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Bulgur Salad with Cherries

Try this nutty salad as a side dish or serve it over greens for a light meal.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 pound halved and pitted fresh sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, chives, and parsley
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in bulgur and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is absorbed and bulgur is tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, and shallot; season with salt and pepper. Add bulgur and toss to combine. Refrigerate, uncovered, until cool, about 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Add cherries, herbs, and walnuts to bulgur mixture; toss to combine. Season again with salt and pepper. Serve.

Source
Body+Soul, June 2008

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