Marinated Kale + Bulgur Salad with Cucumber

July 10, 2013

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed coriander seed
  • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves stripped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and sliced into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, divided into 4 pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber (from 1/2 a large seedless cucumber)
In This Recipe


  1. In a small bowl, pour boiling water over bulgur to cover by 1 inch. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit 10 minutes until warm and fluffed.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium. Add coriander and rosemary to toast, 1 minute. Transfer oil to a large bowl with lemon juice, zest, and kale; season with salt and pepper. Use hands to crush kale leaves into dressing until kale is wilted and dressing is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir bulgur and cucumber into kale. Divide among serving bowls. Top with goat cheese and a drizzle of olive oil; serve at room temperature or cold.

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