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 is 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 by Step Method

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.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


I completely understand why this made it to the Best Of game. Hubby kept saying "this is so, so good!" throughout the meal. Made exactly as written except left out the nuts and used craisins. I could eat this every day and not complain. Loved the flavor that came from cooking the bulger in orange juice - and of course everything is good with mint in it. This is going into MY Best of 2022 file, for sure. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(6 Feb 2022)


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)

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