Bulgur and Apple Salad

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings

Cracked wheat is rich in fiber and protein and can be served as a breakfast cereal, or for lunch as this salad.

Bulgur and Apple Salad
Mrk Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn


1 1/2 cups quick-cooking bulgur
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 green (Granny Smith) apple, cubed
2 red (Gala) apples, cubed
1 rib celery, diced
1/2 cup dried tart red cherries or cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
1 cup plain low-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Romaine lettuce leaves


  1. Combine bulgur and water in a large bowl. Cover and let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in apples, celery, cherries and walnuts. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon salt and pepper. Pour three-fourths of the dressing over bulgur mixture and stir until bulgur is coated. Serve salad on whole lettuce leaves. Add more dressing if you like.