Cypriot Burghul Salad Recipe

cypriot burghul wheat salad

Burghul, or bulgur, is a whole grain made from wheat grains that have been steamed, dried and crushed.

Available in various sizes; fine, medium, coarse and extra coarse, burghul is packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre.

Fibre-rich foods such as burghul may assist in reducing the risk of chronic disease, promote weight loss and improve digestion and gut health.

It's easy to cook and can be added to many dishes, including salads, stews and bread. Burghul can also be used as a fibre-rich substitute to rice.

A Middle Eastern and Mediterranean household pantry staple, Greece and Cyprus are known for some wonderfully tasty, healthy dishes using bulgur.

Our fresh, healthy and super easy Cypriot burghul salad is the ideal accompaniment to meat, poultry or fish and the perfect addition to your Mediterranean diet food list.

cypriot burghul wheat salad

Cypriot Burghul Salad Recipe

Serves 4


100g cracked burghul wheat

Three bunches coriander, including half stems, shredded

One bunch parsley shredded

1/2 red onion, finely diced

1/2 lemon zested

One lemon juiced

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt to taste

1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced (optional)


Soak burghul wheat in boiling water for ten minutes

Pour into a strainer and set aside for 2 hour

Place coriander, tomatoes, cucumber if using, onion, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil to burgul in a bowl

Season well and serve immediately.

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