Courgette and Pistachio Bulghar Wheat Salad

June 30th, 2009


A zingy bulghar wheat salad packed full of parsley and coriander, pistachios and orange. I also chopped some courgette into small pieces, fried in a little olive oil and added it to the salad, finishing off with a squeeze of orange juice to freshen things up. Pistachios are fast becoming a new favourite, mixed with orange juice, its an exotic combination.

As with most salads, this is a chop and assemble job. As ever, bulghar wheat holds up quite well, so make plenty for lunch and snacks later. Try adding some shredded roast chicken for a more substantial meal maybe eating with a simple tomato salad.


200g bulghar wheat, cooked
2 courgettes
3tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 bunch coriander, chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 orange, zest and juice of 1/2
75g pistachios, chopped

  • Top and tail the courgettes, slice into 4 lengthways and slice into chunks.
  • Heat a frying pan with 2tbsp olive oil and fry the courgettes for 5 mins or so until golden brown and cooked through. Season well and a splash of orange juice.
  • Mix with the bulghar wheat and add the rest of the ingredients saving some pistachios to sprinkle over later.
  • Serve with a spoon of yoghurt and sprinkled with the reserved pistachios.
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2 Responses to “Courgette and Pistachio Bulghar Wheat Salad”

  1. Violet says:

    You need your own cookbook, and cooking show. I have been sending your site to me foodie friends. Your photos are great.

  2. Beth says:

    Lovely flavours. Will have to try this one

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