A hearty salad with grilled chicken and bulgur combines peppery watercress with sweet dried apricots.


Credit: Ellie Miller

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  • Make marinade: Stir 1/2 teaspoon oil, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 4 cloves minced garlic, the cilantro stems, and zest. Place chicken in a nonreactive baking dish; rub with the marinade. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours (or overnight).

  • Cook onion and remaining garlic in 1/2 teaspoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in bulgur. Add broth; bring to a boil. Cover; simmer over low heat until liquid has been absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Pat chicken dry; grill in a grill pan over medium-high heat until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Make dressing: Whisk lime juice, remaining tablespoon honey, the harissa, 1/4 teaspoon each cumin and salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil.

  • Cook the green beans in boiling water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Plunge into an ice-water bath, and drain.

  • Toss bulgur with 2 tablespoons dressing, the parsley, and cilantro leaves. Arrange watercress, bulgur mixture, chicken, beans, chickpeas, apricots, and nuts on a platter. Season with pepper. Drizzle with dressing. Serve with limes.