Bulgur Wheat and Walnut Salad

  • Serves

    serves 6

Fine-grain bulgur wheat is essential for this dish.


  • 1 12 cups fine-grain bulgur wheat
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind concentrate
  • 12 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 14 cup pine nuts
  • 14 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 scallions, green parts only, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Place bulgur wheat in a large bowl. Add 2 cups water and 1 tbsp. oil. Set aside until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, combine tamarind and 1⁄3 cup warm water in a medium bowl. Add walnuts, pine nuts, parsley, and scallions to bulgur wheat and mix well. Add remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil, tomato paste, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice to tamarind mixture, season with salt and pepper, and pour over bulgur wheat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 2 hours. Adjust seasoning with salt and cayenne pepper; serve with wedges of toasted pita bread.

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