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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
Bulgur Salad with Cherries

Source: Body+Soul, June 2008

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

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