Orange, Pine Nuts, and Raisin Bulgur Salad

Orange, Pine Nuts, and Raisin Bulgur Salad
A delicious, exotic, refreshing salad made with "couscous" and flavored with citrus, raisins and pine nuts. For a change, you can substitute the raisins with dried cherries or dried blueberries, or try all three at once! Colorful and pleasant to eat.

This recipe is adapted from one in Gourmet Magazine.

1 ½ cups fine bulgur
1 ½ cups hot water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
3 medium oranges
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 scallions, cleaned, trimmed, and chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup toasted pinenuts
1/3 cup raisins
Salt and pepper to taste


Use a large bowl to combine the bulgur, water, lemon juice, orange juice, and rind.

Cover tightly and permit the mixture to stand at room temperature until the liquid is absorbed. This should take about 30 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

While the bulgur is soaking, use a serrated knife to cut away the peel and pith from the three oranges.

Cut the sections free from the membranes and add to the bulgur with the remaining ingredients.

Season the salad with salt and pepper, stirring well.


Let the salad stand, covered, for about 30 minutes before serving.

Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366

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