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Cracked Wheat Salad in a serving dish with fresh herbs
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Cracked Wheat Salad

Cracked Wheat Salad is made with bulgur wheat. It's an ideal accompaniment for hot or cold chicken breasts or salmon fillets.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bulgur wheat, cracked wheat, salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: [email protected] Cooks


  • 250 ml cracked wheat, or bugur wheat
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cucumber
  • ½ red pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5ml)
  • Ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne/chilli pepper (60ml)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh herbs e.g. parsley, coriander


  • Put the cracked wheat in a bowl and cover with at least 500ml boiling water
  • Leave to stand for 20 minutes (longer is fine)

Meanwhile, chop the salad vegetables:

  • Tomatoes into 8
  • Cucumber into small dice
  • Pepper into the same size pieces as the rest
  • Mix the  lemon juice with the salt, pepper and chilli powder
  • When the wheat is ready, drain in a sieve and put back in the bowl. While it's still warm, add the oil, lemon juice with seasonings and stir well to coat the wheat
  • When the wheat is cool, add the salad vegetables and chopped herbs, and serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.