Bulgur Wheat Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

This hearty, whole grain salad is made with bulgur wheat, dried cherries, arugula, feta and scallions. Ideal for prepping ahead, this dish tastes better over time!

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Summer has OFFICIALLY arrived here in Michigan and that means we are just weeks away from our favorite season of all: cherry season! The cherry capitol of the world, you better believe this Michigan gal takes cherry season pretty seriously.

Liz Preparing Salad

Packed with vitamins and nutrients, I love using cherries to naturally sweeten everything from smoothies to granola bars. In savory dishes, dried cherries are a great way to balance out the flavor profile of the entire dish.

Most recently, I created a summer salad made with bulgur wheat, Graceland Fruit organic dried cherries, creamy feta and spicy arugula. As the dried cherries sit in the vinaigrette, they slowly plump up and become even juicier over time.

Liz Sprinkling Cherries


With the National Cherry Festival right around the corner, I couldn’t have picked a better time to create this bulgur salad that is ideal for picnics, BBQ’s, lunch boxes and more.

Liz and Dried Cherries


If you’re not familiar with Graceland Fruit, they started as Cherry co-op; a small company in Michigan. Due to the popularity and demand for their “best of the best” organic dried fruit, the company has grown and now sells its dried fruit in grocery stores across the United States and also exports the dried fruit to nearly 60 countries around the world.

Bulgur Wheat Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe

Click here to read more about their story and to find a local retailer near you.

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In the meantime, add this Bulgur Salad with Dried Cherries, Feta and Arugula to your summer meal plans. It’s great for prepping ahead and tastes better over time!

Your fork is waiting.

Bulgur wheat salad side view

Bulgur Wheat Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta

This hearty, whole grain salad is made with bulgur wheat, dried cherries, feta and scallions. Ideal for prepping ahead, this dish tastes better over time!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, toss together bulgur, dried cherries, scallions, feta and arugula. 
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour vinaigrette on top of the bulgur salad and toss well. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Notes

Can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 11gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 629mgPotassium: 428mgFiber: 7gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1255IUVitamin C: 11.5mgCalcium: 219mgIron: 2.6mg

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7 responses to “Bulgur Wheat Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta”

  1. nancy Avatar
    nancy

    Where do you buy dried sour cherries?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You should be able to find them at your grocery store! If not, you could try farmers markets or smaller stores around your town.

  2. Gina/Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina/Running to the Kitchen

    Love this idea! Sounds perfect!

  3. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    I am all about salad using bulgur! This combination with the feta and dried cherries sounds sweet, savory and wonderful.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s so good!!!

  4. Lauren Grier Avatar
    Lauren Grier

    I love bulgur!! Definitely adding this to the week night rotation!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yay!! Let me know what you think!

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Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.