Bulgur Wheat and Shrimp Salad

Bulgur is coarsely ground wheat that has been parboiled, so it’s quick and easy to prepare. [ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””] [ingredients-left]

Bulgur Wheat and Shrimp Salad
Bulgur Wheat and Shrimp Salad

Bulgur is coarsely ground wheat that has been parboiled, so it’s quick and easy to prepare.

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  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated

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  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) baby corn, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 7 ounces peeled cooked shrimp

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[ingredients-list title=”Lime and Chili Dressing” serving_size=””]
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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

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  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried chilies
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”20-25 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Put the bulgur wheat in a saucepan with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the bulgur is tender and all of the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Spread in a flat dish and allow to cool slightly.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Combine the onion, carrot, tomato, corn, cucumber, and shrimp in a large salad bowl. Add the bulgur and stir together.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] For the dressing, place the oil, lime juice, garlic, and chilies in a small bowl; add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk with a fork. Stir the dressing into the salad, tossing to coat all the ingredients evenly. Cover the salad and keep it in the refrigerator if not serving immediately. Serves 4.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]


[cooking_tip]For a bulgur wheat and feta salad, replace the shrimp with 3 ounces of diced feta cheese. Another alternative to the prawns is diced tofu.[/cooking_tip]

[nutrition-info calories=”299″ calories_fat=”” fat=”11g” sat_fat=”1g” choles=”96mg” sodium=”133mg” carbs=”36g” sugars=”” protein=”16g” fiber=”9g”]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest