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Bulgur Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stove-top

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Ingredients

Cucumber

1 large cucumber

¼ cup cooked bulgur

1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus extra for topping

2 tablespoons basil, plus extra for topping

Chili Oil

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 teaspoons minced preserved lemon (or zest from ½ lemon)

Salt, to taste


Instructions

  • Cut the cucumber into bite-sized slices or cubes (doesn’t really matter the shape- whatever you find appealing!) Place in a bowl with the bulgur, sesame seeds, and basil.
  • Heat a small skillet and add olive oil. Once it’s hot, turn off the heat and add the chili flakes. Let cool then stir in the lemon and a pinch of salt. Drizzle over the cucumber mixture and toss until combined. Taste and adjust the salt levels if needed.

Notes

+ I like to usually use Armenian cucumbers for this type of dish but any type of cucumbers will work well.

Keywords: cucumber salad