by Fran Jakubowicz on Jul 23, 2023
Here's a delicious and nutritious PCOS-friendly Bulgur Salad recipe that incorporates ingredients known to support hormonal balance and overall health: This salad is packed with fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats, making it a great option for supporting PCOS management and overall well-being. For a similar take on another middle eastern inspired recipe, check out our quinoa tabbouleh recipe! Enjoy!
For the salad:
- 1 cup cooked bulgur wheat (follow the package instructions)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional, omit if you're sensitive to dairy)
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (optional, for added sweetness and antioxidants)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional, for healthy fats)
For the dressing:
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey (use raw honey or substitute with maple syrup if you prefer)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the bulgur wheat according to the package instructions. Once cooked, fluff it with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled bulgur wheat, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, parsley, and mint. Toss everything together gently.
- If you're using feta cheese, sprinkle it over the salad.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, minced garlic, ground cumin, salt, and pepper until well combined. Adjust the seasonings to your taste.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
- If you're using pomegranate seeds and chopped nuts, sprinkle them on top of the salad just before serving to add some extra flavor and nutrition.
- Serve the PCOS-friendly bulgur salad immediately, or you can chill it in the refrigerator for an hour to let the flavors meld together even more.