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Bulgur Salad with Mushroom and Avocado

Bulgur Salad with Mushroom and Avocado

Sometimes all you need is a bowl of nourishing food that's as good for your body as it is for your soul. So here we have a super simple bulgur salad that has all the nourishing ingredients your body needs and is packed with tons of flavour to keep your soul happy.

Salads are perfect for delivering a good load of nutrients to your body. You basically just have to mix a bunch of fresh ingredients and be done with it. Unfortunately, sometimes this route is not as flavour-friendly as we wished it would be. And you might feel hungry after a couple of hours of having your meal.

Well, we want to change that right now. So we are making a delicious bulgur salad using only fresh ingredients that will load you up on nutrients. It will keep you full and fuelled for a long while. And, it is a super simple recipe, easy enough to make in 30 minutes or less. 

Bulgur Salad with Mushroom and Avocado ingredients

We are making a bulgar salad with mushrooms, avocado, and a bunch of other ingredients that are super healthy and incredibly delicious. I wanted to add as much good stuff as I possibly could to this recipe so even the herbs and spices we are using as seasoning will add a few nutrients to the mix.

Since we needed something to keep us full for a while I thought of adding some kind of cereal grain to it. Couscous was the first thing that popped into my head but I didn't want to add refined wheat. Couscous is made with coarsely ground wheat in little bits and pieces.

Refined wheat flour is not my favourite thing, especially if I am trying to make a super healthy meal. So I went back to my pantry to look for other options and I found a bag of bulgur all the way in the back. It was exactly what I needed so I decided to make a bulgur salad.

chopped mushrooms and herbs

Bulgar is a type of whole wheat durum grain that has a similar size and texture as rice or couscous. In Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries it is a staple ingredient for their cuisines. Many traditional dishes include this ingredient or you can see it as a side dish, as well.  

This grain is just now becoming more and more popular in all corners of the world. You might have seen it in tabbouleh, but it has many other uses. Fortunately for us, it is becoming widely available! So if you are after something healthier than refined wheat, this is a great option! 

We sorted out the fresh veggies and some bulgar. All we needed was some herbs and seasoning to make our bulgar salad super tasty. We mixed some cilantro, mint, parsley, and scallions with a bit of lemon juice. Lastly, a pinch of salt to bring out all the beautiful flavours in this bowl of wonders. Our bulgur salad is ready to feed our body and our soul! 

Bulgur Salad with Mushroom and Avocado top down

Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Avocado, Cilantro, Gluten, Mushrooms, Soy


For the salad

  • 2 avocados (diced)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1 bunch broccoli (florets)
  • 340 g button mushroom (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 35 g sunflower seeds (toasted)

For the herbs and seasoning

  • 2¼ sprigs fresh cilantro (thinly sliced)
  • 16 leaves fresh mint (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ bunch fresh parsley (thinly sliced)
  • ½ lemon (juice and zest)
  • 2 medium scallion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the bulgur

  • 210 g bulgur
  • 532 ml water


  1. Heat a pot with water on medium heat and simmer the bulgur for about 20 minutes.
  2. In a small pot cook the broccoli floret for about 3-5 minutes depending on size until they are still a bit crunchy.
  3. For the mushrooms heat up the oil in a skillet and fry onion and garlic until aromatic for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and stir fry for about 5 minutes, add the soy sauce and stir fry for 3 more minutes.
  5. Mix the bulgur with the mushrooms and the liquid from the skillet.
  6. Let it all cool down before you add the rest of the fresh ingredients and the seasoning.
  7. Adjust taste before serving, enjoy!

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