Bulgar taco salad with cilantro lime dressing

by - Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I have really been on a bulgar wheat kick lately! I love the hearty texture and versatility of it. It can be savory or sweet, which makes it great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This salad is one of my favorite combinations of flavors and it is a healthy source of protein, iron, and fiber.

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Bulgar Taco Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing

1/2 cup dry bulgar wheat
1 15oz. can black or pinto beans, rinsed well
1/2 cup corn
2 green onions, chopped
1 med tomato, chopped
1 avocado. chopped
4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

  1. Place 1 cup of water and the dried bulgar in saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the water has been absorbed (about 12-15 minutes). Uncover and let cool.
  2. Combine bulgar, beans, corn, green onions, and tomato. Add dressing (recipe below) and toss well. Serve bulgar on a bed of romaine, topped with chopped avocado.
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup cilantro, packed
1 tsp agave nectar or honey
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder (adjust to desired level of spice)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp hemp seeds

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add a bit of water if dressing is too thick.
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  1. Mmmmm, I had a bit of a similar salad at lunch today and I used a vegan cheddar cheese made from rice on it! Weird, ey? I've never heard of it before so I was excited to try it.

    Missed the avocado though...your salad looks amazing with all those beautiful goodies!

  2. Thanks Charissa! What a coincidence!

  3. Great combination, a meal in itself!

  4. Excellent! I get bored w bulgar so this is going to be a wonderful yummy change.

  5. I haven't yet cooked with bulgar wheat. But with the nutritional content and flavor you described, I'm sure I'll fall in love with it.

  6. What a great salad! I had a taco salad tonight for supper and talk about two different salads! Yours is SO MUCH healthier than mine and looks very tasty!

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Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. I look forward to hearing from you!