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Bulgur Corn & Asparagus Salad

with marinated feta, toasted pecans & dill pesto

Bulgur, Corn & Asparagus Salad w/Marinated Feta & Dill Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #bulgur #salad #recipe

A hearty, yet lively and healthy, salad celebrating the springtime flavors of asparagus and lively sunflower dill pesto, tossed with nutty, chewy bulgur, peas and sweet corn, and topped with toasted pecans and marinated feta.

I almost don’t have words for this salad … it’s just something that popped in my mind. I had this feeling that you should be able to use bulgur for something other than tabbouleh. I wanted to try a bulgur salad with something else … I had asparagus on hand from my mom and dad’s prolific asparagus bed and some bulgur and marinated cheese in the fridge … and so this beautiful thing just happened.

And it was delicious. I could eat this salad forever. I do encourage you to take the time to make marinated feta (it only takes a few minutes to make … a couple hours to marinate), but if you are not so inclined, you can make this salad with regular feta.

Bulgur Corn & Asparagus Salad with Dill Pesto, Feta & Pecans

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Bulgur Corn & Asparagus Salad with Dill Pesto, Feta & Pecans

Ingredients

    For the bulgur:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked bulgur
  • For the asparagus:
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil (for more flavor, use oil from marinated feta)
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped fresh asparagus
  • 2 - 3 green onions (with tops), chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • About 3 Tablespoons sunflower dill pesto (recipe here)
  • For the top: marinated feta cheese & toasted, chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Put the water, salt & bulgur in a microwave-safe bowl and stir to mix. Cover with a plate and microwave for about 8 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave and stir, noting the state of the bulgur. Cover again and microwave for 3 - 8 more minutes, depending on how much more water the bulgur needs to absorb. Test the bulgur by tasting it to see if it is done to your liking.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the olive oil and green onions. Saute until the asparagus is crisp tender and still bright green. Remove from heat. Stir in the cooked bulgur, then stur in the frozen corn & peas. The heat from the cooking and the cold from the frozen corn & peas will balance out, thawing the frozen and cooling the heated ingredients. One Tablespoon at at time, add the dill pesto, spreading it out over the salad, then stirring it in.
  3. Top the salad with a bit of crumbled marinated feta and some toasted pecans and enjoy!

Notes

Can be stored for several days without the feta and pecans in a covered container in the fridge.

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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6 Responses

  1. Sounds like a tasty combination, and not too heavy either.

    July 26, 2017 at 7:44 am

  2. Sounds delicious Ann!

    July 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

  3. Christine @ Christine's Pantry

    Sounds good!

    July 26, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  4. Love this salad, you know I am big fan of your salads 😊

    July 28, 2017 at 1:16 am

  5. Dor

    Everything I love most in one salad… delicious Ann ♥

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 am

  6. I love bulgur and am always looking for new ways to use it. I’ll definitely be trying your recipe. Pinned!

    July 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm