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Bulgur Wheat Salad Recipe

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Bulgur Wheat Salad

Disclosure: This recipe is brought to you by Schlitterbahn Water Parks and Resorts, my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Now that the kids are older Summer road trips seem to be happening more and more lately. When you are gone on a week long road trip, eating out can get expensive.  In just few short weeks we are going to be heading to Schlitterbahn Water Parks who actually encourages families to bring in their own ice chest full of food and drinks. This is the one of  the best things about being a family fun oriented water park. It enables my family to eat healthy and helps mom and dad cut down on the cost. No more waiting in long food lines which means more time to spend having fun with my family on the rides. So it’s now easier to stick to my budget and I know when I go I only have to pay for park admission because even the parking is free.

ice chest challenge

If you are looking for some different recipes to pack in your ice chest you should check out this Bulgur Wheat Salad Recipe. This recipes started as a classic Tabouli salad but, through the years has evolved to include other veggies that I love.  It makes a huge bowl but can be halved easily.


Bulgur Wheat Salad
  • 1 package Tabouli Wheat (Bulgur Wheat)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (not bottled)
  • ½ cup good olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 diced cucumber
  • 2-3 diced tomatoes
  • 1 bunch sliced green onions
  • 2 bunches chopped parsley
  • 3 ribs chopped celery
  • 3 peeled and chopped carrots
  • ½ chopped yellow bell pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Empty package of Tabouli Wheat into large bowl - works best if you have bowl with a lid
  2. Stir in boiling water, lemon juice and olive oil
  3. Add salt and pepper - I usually start with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper at this point to add flavor to the wheat
  4. Set aside to cool
  5. Meanwhile chop the veggies
  6. Add veggies to cooled wheat and stir to combine
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste - these flavors develop over time so don't get too carried away with the salt and pepper at this time
  8. More lemon juice can be added for those of you who like things a little more on the tart side

I make this salad when I get home from the grocery store and keep it in the fridge all week for an easy lunch or side salad.  You can add tuna, chicken or even Hummus, to change things up a bit.

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