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

February 6, 2012
This grain salad combines sweet blood orange with bulgar wheat and a honey, citrus and herb dressing. 
Blood Orange Bulgur Wheat Salad with Honey, Meyer Lemon & Cilantro Dressing | Fake Food Free

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.
Blood Orange Bulgur Wheat Salad with Honey, Meyer Lemon & Cilantro Dressing | Fake Food Free

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  • February 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    What a gorgeous photo. The salad sounds as delicious.

  • Viv February 7, 2012 at 4:49 am

    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 February 7, 2012 at 5:11 am

    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 February 7, 2012 at 5:57 am

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

  • Mindy February 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

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

  • kat February 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

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

  • Juliana February 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Beautiful salad Lori, like the citrus in salad and your dressing sounds and looks delicious…love lemon and cilantro.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

  • Dota February 8, 2012 at 4:13 am

    like it:)

  • Aimee@RedGardenClogs February 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    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 February 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful shot and it looks pretty tasty!

  • Lori February 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    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!