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Citrus Bulgur Salad with California Dried Plums

Looking for a healthy recipe idea using dried plums? Bulgur has all the benefits of whole wheat, but it’s pre-cooked so you can put together a delicious salad in minutes. California Dried Plums, oranges and loads of fresh herbs add even more nutritional benefits. 

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Prep Time   15 min. Cook Time   20 min. Serves  8

Ingredients

2 cups bulgur
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  
1    teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup California Dried Plums, quartered
1 cup orange sections (about 4 oranges)
1/3 cup chopped mint
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped green onion
1 cup pistachio nuts


Directions

In a large bowl, combine bulgur, water and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Let bulgur sit, covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until water is absorbed.

In a blender or food processor, blend orange juice, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, honey, mustard, orange zest, cumin, salt, pepper and cinnamon. With blender running, slowly add oil until emulsified. Combine dressing, bulgur, dried plums, orange sections, mint, parsley, cilantro and green onions and fold together. Refrigerate, covered. Just before serving, fold in pistachios.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
422
Cholesterol
0mg
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
14g
Polyunsaturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
0g
Sodium
199mg
Carbohydrate
54g
Protein
8g
Fiber
10g
Potassium
570mg