Lebanese Bulghur Wheat and Feta Salad Recipe

The bulghur not only provides the base for the salad but also brings with itself a lot of fibers into our food. In this recipe, it is combined with herbs, olives, vegetables and feta to make a delectable dish that is hearty enough to make a meal for you.

The dressing poured over the salad makes all the difference and gives us a unique taste. The salad is low in fat and does not include any cooking using oil, a plus point for the health conscious people out there. Our step by step guide has the recipe and the details you are going to need to make a spectacular serving of this dish.

Serving size: 4 person
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Utensils needed: pan, large heat proof bowl, small mixing bowl


– 200g bulghur wheat
– 600ml boiling water
– 125g green beans, halved
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– juice of 1 lemon
– 1 tsp each ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander
– 25g chives, snipped
– 10g fresh coriander, chopped
– 10g fresh mint, chopped
– 12 stoned black olives, sliced
– 3 tbsp sliced marinated or roasted peppers
– 1 beef tomato, chopped, or 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
– 150g feta cheese, crumbled



  • 1

    Boil the water in the pan. Put the bulghur wheat in to a heat proof bowl and cover with the boiling water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt. Let to stand for 20 minutes or until the grain goes tender but is still firm to the touch. Use a fork to fluff up the grain.

  • 2

    While the bulghur is in the bowl, make the beans. Boil them in a pan of water for two minutes. Drain the water, rinse the beans under cold water and let them cool in a separate bowl. You can also use the microwave for cooking them.

  • 3

    Make the dressing in the small bowl now. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, spices and a little salt and ground black pepper. Mix well so that an even dressing is prepared. Pour it into the bulghur and stir lightly to mix in.

  • 4

    Add the green beans into the bulghur followed by the chives, olives, herbs, peppers and chopped tomatoes. Top up with the feta cheese and use a fork to mix everything lightly. The salad is all ready to please everyone around you.

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