Bulgur Bell Pepper Salad with Coriander Honey Carrots

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A simple and delicious bulgur salad, adapted from Eat Smarter, with coriander honey carrots giving it a hint of well-balanced earthy pungency and lingering sweetness.

  • 250 ml Fresh tomato juice
  • 100 g Wholegrain bulgur
  • 400 g Carrots
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper
  • 1 handful Chives, cut into rings
  • 1 tbsp Olive herb needles, optional
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely minced
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp Lime juice
  1. Bring tomato juice in a pot to a boil. Turn the heat off. Pour bulgur into the tomato juice. Cover and set aside until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile rinse, peel and cut the carrots horizontally into 4 sticks. Crush the coriander seeds in a a mortar and pestle.
  3. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in carrot sticks and cook briefly. Add in crushed coriander seeds, salt and pepper. Pour in 4-5 tablespoons of water and cook, covered, for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add in honey and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove and set aside to cool.
  4. Peel, core, seed and finely dice the yellow bell pepper. Place them in a salad bowl together with chopped chives, olive herb needles if used, minced garlic, coriander leaves, lime juice, bulgur and the rest of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss everything together. Serve the bulgur salad with coriander carrot sticks.

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com


Ali @ Gimme Some Oven 9/7/12 06:15

This looks delicious! I love all of these fresh ingredients!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 9/7/12 07:37

A fabulous salad! So tasty and healthy. Definitely up my alley...



OohLookBel 9/7/12 08:19

Great, I've been looking for ways with bulgur. Love the idea of tomato juice to puff up the bulgur.

Amy 9/7/12 08:28

What a refreshing salad for the summer. I know my family will love this. :)

Elin 9/7/12 10:09

Angie, this is so healthy and a refreshing salad. The variant colors makes it looks delicious too :)

Katia 9/7/12 10:25

I'm just cooking couscous in this period, but I should consider other healthy salads like this one. Thank you for the recipe Angie and have a lovely week!

Alida 9/7/12 10:35

looks amazing! You have taken incredible shots here. Your photography is professional. Have a good week.

Vishakha 9/7/12 10:45

Beautiful salad! :) That coriander plant looks so good!! I wish I could grow something! Horrible at that:(

Belinda @zomppa 9/7/12 11:47

A beautiful dish! Coriander must add such the perfect touch.

StephenC 9/7/12 12:05

This is a dish I would truly enjoy. Soon.

Eva Taylor 9/7/12 12:37

I love the texture of bulgur but rarely cook it; thanks for the reminder. What is olive herb?

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 9/7/12 12:51

What a beautiful twist to a bulgur salad. The carrots give it such a gorgeous color and I know must bring a lot of flavor and crunch.

Angie's Recipes 9/7/12 12:51

@Eva Taylor

Olive Herb is a cold hardy, perennial, woody, and the bright green leaves that have an intense olive aroma. It adds an interesting, alternative flavour to salads and is a tasty addition to Mediterranean meals, especially when you don’t have any fresh olives to hand.

anne 9/7/12 13:12

Beautifully refreshing and healthy salad , Angie ! Love that pot of coriander ;D Stunning photos as always !

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good 9/7/12 13:17

I could sit and stare at your pictures all day long! by the way, I've nominated you for an award =] http://food-fork-and-good.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/life-gets-in-way.html

Catherine 9/7/12 14:05

What a wonderful pics of bulgur bell pepper salad with coriander you have here.
Perhaps you're interested to submit your food photos on a food photography site that has tagline "Food Photography that will make you hungry" :)
It's free to submit, free to join, and a lot of members can enjoy your creation!

Ellen B Cookery 9/7/12 14:37

Sounds nice and light, yet filling!

Vicki Bensinger 9/7/12 14:52

I love this salad and the fact that you cooked the bulgar in tomato juice. A nice healthy salad. What are olive herb needles, I've never heard of them?

Rumana Rawat 9/7/12 16:13

Sounds very nice and lite...

Helene 9/7/12 16:35

What a healthy dish, really nice looking pictures!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 9/7/12 16:36

Sounds terrific and very well described. Pretty too!

Susan 9/7/12 17:11

This sounds amazing and so easy to put together. I love using all the different grains; I just recently bought some Freekeh that I'm anxious to try. I bet I could substitute the bulgur and make this. Thank you, XOXO

Anonymous 9/7/12 18:09

I’m seriously drooling over here!

A Thought For Food 9/7/12 18:31

This looks absolutely fabulous! A perfect summer lunch!

Jenn Kendall 9/7/12 20:39

that is a fabulous salad! so many delicious flavors here :)

cakewhiz 9/7/12 21:21

not only does this salad look beautiful but i am totally loving the addition of honey and coriander. those are two of my all-time favorite ingredients!

Priya 9/7/12 21:31

Super flavourful salad,simply inviting..

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 9/7/12 21:52

Lovely salad, I don't have bulgur at home but do enjoy it. Perhaps I should get some. Love the veggies.

Debra Eliot 10/7/12 00:06

I am definitely making this salad this week! I've got some carrots that HAVE to be used immediately. Thanks for a great recipe.

Gloria 10/7/12 02:54

Nice ! I love burgul in salads:)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 10/7/12 02:56

Looks delicious. I love all those fresh flavors. And the sweet carrots on top!

Reeni 10/7/12 03:05

Love the sound of those honey carrots! So delicious made into a salad!

Amelia 10/7/12 05:06

Hi Angie, your salad look so appetizing and colorful. Love your salad pictures, it's fantastic.

Have a nice day, regards.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 10/7/12 05:15

Looks so fresh and tasty, I love coriander! Great post Angie :)

tigerfish 10/7/12 05:22

I have never tried bulgur before. The idea of coriander honey carrots will work well with other grains, I guess.

SerenaB 10/7/12 05:26

This sounds like a fabulous combination! Deliciousness!

Priscilla | ShesCookin 10/7/12 07:26

Love the colors in your bulgur salad - so healthy and satisfying, too! Pinned to my salad board - I love salads!

TasteHongKong 10/7/12 07:42

Nicely presented healthy dish, Angie! And you've made the coriander flourish ... in an old double boiler?! : ).

Baker Street 10/7/12 09:30

Wow! What a gorgeous salad! Bulgur and bell peppers is such a lovely combination :)

Denise @ TLT 10/7/12 10:07

Wow, those colours! Absolutely love this!

Guru Uru 10/7/12 12:09

What a stunning salad my friend, it looks gorgeous :D

Choc Chip Uru

MaryMoh 10/7/12 12:27

Look simple and yet healthy and delicious. Love it....mmm

Joanne 10/7/12 13:36

I wish I were having this for dinner! Love this flavor combo.

Christine Ho 10/7/12 14:51

It's a keeper for summer ! So refreshing !

EA-The Spicy RD 10/7/12 16:43

Gorgeous salad, and love how light and healthy it is too, although I would use quinoa in place of the bulgur to make it gluten-free for me. Curious about olive herb needles....I've never heard of those!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/7/12 17:05

Delightful combination, Angie! Although I'm not a huge fan of cilantro, I'd gladly substitute basil or parley in this tasty salad.

Robyn 10/7/12 18:38

Gosh those photos are gorgeous Angie!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey 10/7/12 18:39

That is one beautiful looking salad....perfect for the hot summer days we've been having....

Katerina 10/7/12 19:31

These honey carrots really spoke to me Angie!

Kate from Scratch 10/7/12 20:27

This looks wonderful! So bright and fresh. Perfect for this hot weather we're having.

Norma Chang 10/7/12 21:57

Looks very refreshing and healthy, just the dish for these hot summer days.

Swathi Iyer 11/7/12 00:15

Delicious love the carrots strips thre.

Blond Duck 11/7/12 03:34

I've never tried bulgar, but this has me drooling!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 11/7/12 03:48

Yes Please!! The coriander honey carrots sound especially divine...beautiful Angie.

Lizzy 11/7/12 04:01

Oooh, salads made with grains are some of my favorites! You've done it again with another delicious combination :)

Ivy 11/7/12 07:25

Love fresh coriander in salads and anything with bulgur must be delicious.

Cathleen 11/7/12 11:15

Wow. I read the title over and over, and every time I would read "burglar" and I thought it was a funny name, what's a burglar salad. I guess it was because I was so unfamiliar with the word "bulgur"
Regardless, this looks mouthwatering!

Faith 11/7/12 16:07

Healthy, fresh, and delicious -- this is the perfect summer meal! I love the gorgeous color too!

Barbara 11/7/12 16:17

So many flavors in one dish, Angie. Perfect for a summer supper!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 11/7/12 19:30

A terrific summer salad to take on a picnic.

Shumaila 11/7/12 21:01

Sounds like a healthy treat and yet so simple! Love the pot you have your coriander in!

Cucina49 11/7/12 21:47

I love bulgur and need to use it more. What a colorful, flavorful salad! Not sure what olive herb needles are--is there a substitute for those?

Juliana 11/7/12 21:55

Nice salad Angie...this is a perfect meal for a hot Summer day. Love the colors of it as well.
Hope you are enjoying your week :)

Monet 11/7/12 21:56

Truly beautiful! I really do enjoy carrots, and I'm always looking for good recipes. The colors in these photos really pop!

Tiffany 11/7/12 22:18

These carrots sound amazing!

wok with ray 11/7/12 23:32

Unlike me, you always make healthful dishes. Not only healthful, beautiful too! Enjoy the rest of the week, Angie! :)

Tanantha 12/7/12 01:15

What a great way to refresh yourself in Summer in a healthy way. I[m tempting to try to make honey carrots now.

Pacheco Patty 12/7/12 02:13

I love carrots, so this is a perfect salad for me! It looks like a meal with the addition of the bulgar;-)

Cass @foodmyfriend 12/7/12 02:24

Yuuummm Angie. I have some baby dutch carrots staring at me from my crisper that would love to become this salad. Might just have to do it!

Fresh Local and Best 12/7/12 04:44

This looks like an excellent way to prepare carrots. I just love the way you grow cilantro in that pot.

kitchen flavours 12/7/12 06:42

beautiful salad! Looks delicious and very interesting with bulgur, something which i have never tried before!

www.you-made-that.com 12/7/12 07:20

What a beautiful dish, healthy and colorful. I liked the way you styled it as well.

My Little Space 12/7/12 10:48

Your know what? I really love the pot of coriander plant. I will definitely having a hard time to use them on my dinner plate. haha... However, I really enjoy this kind of light meal.
Hope you're having a wonderful day, dar~ling.

Sutapa 12/7/12 13:03

Yummy summer salad ...love the flavor of coriander seed!

Hotly Spiced 12/7/12 13:57

I love honey carrots and with the grain this would give it great texture and flavour xx

Roz 12/7/12 14:59

Such a BEAUTIFUL salad . . . almost too pretty to eat! Healthy too and perfect for ALL of us. Thanks for this delicious recipe! Your photos are simply perfect!

Cheah 12/7/12 15:00

This salad is refreshing and nutritious!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 12/7/12 16:10

Oh...beautiful, Angie! I'm always looking for new and atypical salads and side dishes. And I'm excited to try this. I have this new found love of coriander for some reason! And this will be perfect! : )

Angie's Recipes 12/7/12 16:18

@Cucina49 You can use cilantro or parsley instead.

Holly 12/7/12 22:32

This looks absolutely wonderful!

Elisabeth 13/7/12 04:12

Love bulgur wheat, not just in Tabbouleh but in creative salads, such as yours, with the yummy honey carrots!
Pinned it:D

Words Of Deliciousness 13/7/12 05:39

Great looking salad, I love the colors in it.

Lea @ Lea's Cooking 14/7/12 08:37

Yum!!! This sounds like awesome dish to me. I just got bulgur last week. Made one meal, it tasted so good. I loved it. I will defiantly try this recipe. Thanks Angie:)

vianney 14/7/12 21:22

corainder honey carrots ~ amazing!!

Rebecca Subbiah 15/7/12 02:18

lovely summer salad love the carrots and coriander

lena 16/7/12 01:46

this is beautiful and cooking the bulgurs with tomato juice sounds nice too!

Foodie Stuntman 16/7/12 23:29

Looks light, perfect for warm weather!

Pola M 19/7/12 14:55

Wow that looks good! I have recently tried the combo carrot cilantro and love it. Have to try it like this!

Ellen B Cookery 19/7/12 19:44

Another fantastic recipe! I love bulgar!

Magic of Spice 21/7/12 03:06

What a wonderful salad...gorgeous!

tasteofbeirut 22/7/12 16:48

That salad sounds and looks so appealing! and that bulgur is so thick and pretty it almost looks like rice!

tasteofbeirut 22/7/12 16:49

a wonderful salad, so refreshing and full of flavor!

the food dude 28/7/12 02:19

This looks delicious and the colors are amazing, simply awesome!


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