Bulgur Salad With Cranberries, Almonds & Fresh Mint

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"Light salad of fresh ingredients and full of fiber. This would be wonderful with different grains! The 2 hours of refrigeration in not in the cook time."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (171.3 g)
  • Calories 165.5
  • Total Fat - 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.5 mg
  • Sodium - 296.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.6 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 10.1 g
  • Calcium - 47 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine orange juice and water in medium pan.

Step 2

Bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 3

Reduce heat to low and stir in bulgur.

Step 4

Simmer covered, for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from heat and let stand, covered, until bulgur has absorbed all of the liquid, 15-20 minutes.

Step 6

Meanwhile, place cranberries, celery, cucumber, red onions and almonds in large bowl.

Step 7

Add cooked bulgur, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt & pepper.

Step 8

Mix well.

Step 9

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



A must make! The bulgr preparation and all the ingredients incorporate such lovely flavors all around making for a wonderful side! If you haven't tried bulgur made like this, I highly recommend it - Best of material! Thank you, Luvcookn, for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag and What’s on the Menu.

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(15 Apr 2021)



(28 Aug 2015)


I tripled this recipe to serve at a pot-luck dinner and it was enjoyed by everyone. I had a few recipe requests for this so I sent them the link to this page. Thx for sharing this lovely recipe here.

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(4 Aug 2015)