Bulgur and salmon salad
July 11, 2011 • Category: Main Dish
Do you know that you don’t even have to cook bulgur?
I just poured boiling water over a cup of bulgur and let nature takes its course; an hour later, when my neighbor was at the door and (I remembered I had promised her a healthy meal), I drained it, made the salad in a jiffy while she and I were chatting about the latest neighborhood gossip.
INGREDIENTS: 4 servings
- 1 cup of coarse bulgur (#3 or #4, preferably unbleached)
- 1 cooked salmon steak or 2 cans of salmon
- 1 cup of cooked chick-peas
- 3 ribs of celery or fennel
- Juice of one or two limes or lemons, to taste
- 3 garlic cloves, mashed in a mortar with a teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of minced dill or any other herb
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- Place the bulgur in a bowl and pour two cups of boiling water over it; let it soak it up and cool, about 30 to 45 minutes.
- Shred the salmon and transfer to the salad bowl. Mash the garlic and mix with the lemon or lime juice and the olive oil.
- Mince the celery ribs or fennel ribs and add to the salad bowl. Add the minced dill.
- Drain the bulgur and add to the salad bowl. Pour the dressing, toss it with all the salad ingredients, taste and serve.
27 Comments • Comments Feed
Fig & Cherry says:
Oh I love this! My hubby hates celery and fennel so I might substitute green beans or cucumber. Yum!
On July 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm
A lovely combination! Delicious and healthy.
On July 12, 2011 at 12:25 am
What I often make is grilled salmon steaks and make the bulgur or couscous salad separately often using roasted veggies in it. But this is great!
On July 12, 2011 at 1:04 am
Maria @ Scandifoodie says:
This is a delicious salad, I love the flavours!
On July 12, 2011 at 1:44 am
I love bulgur and what a beautiful idea to pair it with the salmon Joumana. These summer salads are the best!
On July 12, 2011 at 3:53 am
I definitely love how easy bulgur is to prepare, and how good it is for you! This sounds like a great lunch salad!
On July 12, 2011 at 5:32 am
Mark Wisecarver says:
I have always loved Bulgur blessed with Olive oil. (Yes it’s a blessing)
This recipe would also be delicious if Olive oil is mixed with the Bulgur before mixing with the other ingredients. Lovely.
On July 12, 2011 at 5:38 am
So it sounds like it is prepared like couscous semoule. Perfect! And what a great salad – which I have been looking for to change a bit from the same old same old.
On July 12, 2011 at 6:45 am
I really wish I was your neighbour 🙂 Great summer salad.
On July 12, 2011 at 7:12 am
Maya@Foodiva's Kitch says:
I always boil my bulgur because I didn’t know any better, so yours is a great tip. This salad combination looks wonderful and I imagine how flavorful it must be!
On July 12, 2011 at 8:42 am
Looks and sounds delicious, and healthy to boot!
On July 12, 2011 at 9:17 am
Sonia Rumzi says:
That sounds so amazing! Yum!
On July 12, 2011 at 11:24 am
No, I didn’t know that. Going to try it. Great salad, Joumana.
On July 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm
Joumana, you’re the queen of quick…an elegant! No one would know that you whipped this darling dish in little time, bravo.
On July 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm
This looks so lovely…I love bulgur in just about anything!
On July 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm
this looks delicious:)
On July 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm
thanks for the tips about soaking the bulgur. that really helps!
On July 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm
Lorraine @ Not Quite says:
I love these types of salads-easy on the cook and good for the diners too! 😀
On July 13, 2011 at 2:57 am
Nuts about food says:
This piece of advice hits the spot. I recently bought a bag of bulgur and was wondering what to do with it. Nice to know you can make it without involving cooking.
On July 13, 2011 at 6:45 am
Once again you impress with your ability to use healthy whole grains like bulgur AND create absolutely delicious meals. I love the bread and am looking to get that book-do you recommend it?
On July 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm
@Doc: I am planning to review Maria’s book so I am waiting to try at least 5 recipes; but based on the floating loaf, so far, I don’t regret acquiring it! It is a smashing recipe, and only took a few minutes of prep.
On July 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Suman Singh says:
this salad looks so refreshing and delicious for these hot days.
On July 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm
I would love to be invited by you for a quick sinner – gossip optional 🙂 you did not cook the bulghar makes me want to dance! Infinite possibilities with all these fresh flavors.
chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
On July 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm
Bonjour Joumana, cette salade est bien gourmande et rafraîchissante….
On July 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm
A very nice healthy salad. I must admit when I make my tabouleh salad I like to use a lot of bulgar. I am going to try it this way too, I love the flavors you have going on here!
On July 14, 2011 at 11:21 am
Vickie H. says:
This looks so delicious and right up our flavor alley. Can’t wait to try it!
On July 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm
This is so refreshing and bright Joumana! Bulgur is incredibly versatile.
On July 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm