by Justine Pattison

This luxurious bulgur wheat salad makes a great light lunch or summer supper for the family. Serve with warm flatbreads.

This salad with flatbreads when served as three portions provides 751 kcal, 25g protein, 112g carbohydrate (of which 20g sugars), 23g fat (of which 8g saturates), 10g fibre and 2.2g salt per portion.

Light meals & snacks

Buyer's guide

Bulgur wheat is available in medium and coarse grades. Buy according to how you plan to use it.


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.


Used in Middle Eastern, North African and Eastern European cookery, bulgur wheat is added to soups, rissoles, stuffed vegetables, and salads such as tabbouleh. The medium grade requires less soaking and cooking, so it's ideal for salads and Lebanese kibbeh. The coarse grade can be cooked for a long time without becoming soggy, so add it to casseroles, or steam or boil and serve as an accompaniment to spicy stews.