This grain salad combines sweet blood orange with bulgar wheat and a honey, citrus and herb 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
Makes: 2 servings
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.