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Bulgur Wheat Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta

    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!

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    Bulgur Wheat Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta

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    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 mins
    COOK: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 25 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 cups cooked bulgur wheat (or grain of choice)
    • ½ cup Graceland Fruit Dried Organic Cherries
    • ½ cup scallions (minced)
    • 4 ounces feta (crumbled)
    • 4 cups baby arugula
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • ¼ cup lemon juice
    • 1 clove garlic (minced)
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper

    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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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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