Monday, February 6, 2012

Blood Orange Bulgur Wheat Salad with Honey, Meyer Lemon & Cilantro Dressing

I like a straight forward recipe name; something easy to remember and easy to write, if necessary. But sometimes it simply isn’t possible. Sometimes you must name all the ingredients that lie within because they are all too good to be left out. 

Take this salad for example. Every part of it makes my taste buds happy. Leaving out any of the above listed ingredients wouldn’t express to you just how exciting it is. Start with the citrusy cilantro, followed by local honey, and then the excitement really begins with the Meyer Lemons. Consider it off the charts once the blood oranges come into play. 

So I apologize for that long title, but I hope you will find every part of this salad as tasty as I did. 

Blood Orange Bulgur Wheat Salad

1 ½ cups cooked bulgur wheat
2 ribs celery, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ tsp salt
2 blood oranges, sliced

Combine all ingredients except the oranges in a mixing bowl and toss to combine. Top with the dressing (recipe below), and toss to coat. Divide salad onto two plates and top with orange slices. Serve room temperature or cold. Makes 2 servings. 

Honey Meyer Lemon Cilantro Dressing

Juice and zest of 1 Meyer lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
Pinch of salt

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and oil. Slowly whisk in the honey. Stir in the cilantro and salt. Pour over the bulgur wheat salad.

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11 comments: said...

What a gorgeous photo. The salad sounds as delicious.

Viv said...

just cant imagine how this would taste with all these awesome distinctively flavoured ingredients on one plate! looks so refreshing and so good for the body and tastebud :)

Joanne said...

I find myself constantly plagued by long titles as well..but in this case, it's so worth it. We definitely need to know about all those components!

The Art of Homemaking said...

This recipe speaks my language! I am making this soon. I may add avocado...because I add avocado to everything ;)

Mindy said...

This sounds delicious! Now to get my hands on some Meyer lemons...

kat said...

All that citrus this time of year is a little bit of sunshine.

Juliana said...

Beautiful salad Lori, like the citrus in salad and your dressing sounds and looks lemon and cilantro.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

Dota said...

like it:)

Aimee@RedGardenClogs said...

Oh. My. God. That is just about the most scrumptious looking thing I've seen in a while. And healthy too! I will definitely add this to my list and can't wait to try it! I have a feeling I literally won't be able to wait very long - hahaha.

Frugal Table said...

Beautiful shot and it looks pretty tasty!

Lori said...

Pam - Thanks! It was a nice bright spot in the middle of winter.

Viv - It's nice and sweet from the oranges, but savory from the celery. A combo I really like.

Joanne - Ha, ha! Thanks for the support.

Megan - That is such a great idea!

Mindy - I've been seeing them pop up around Lexington. Good luck!

kat - I know! So refreshing!

Juliana - Thanks!

Dota - Thanks for your comment.

Aimee - So glad you like it!

Frugal Table - Thanks so much!