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Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


This tangy and tasty Mediterranean bulgur salad features bulgur wheat, garlic, tomatoes, lemon, and lots of fresh parsley.


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fine- or medium-grind bulgur wheat*
  • 4 medium tomatoes (enough for 2 finely diced)
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh parsley (one large bunch)
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 2 lemons
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt to 1 ½ cups water and bring it to a boil. Place the bulgur wheat in a bowl and pour over the boiling salted water. Cover and allow to sit until tender: about 7 minutes for fine-grind and 15 minutes for medium-grind bulgur.
  2. Meanwhile, finely dice the tomatoes, removing the core and seeds. Thinly slice the green onions and mince the garlic. Chop the fresh parsley and fresh mint. Zest 1 lemon.
  3. When the bulgur is finished, fluff it with a fork. Add tomatoes, green onions, garlic, parsley, mint, lemon zest, olive oil, lemon juice, a few pinches kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. Stir gently to combine. Serve with additional lemon wedges.


*Avoid coarse or extra-coarse bulgur, since the cooking instructions are different. Here’s more about types of bulgur.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean