Lamb & Bulghar Salad

This post is thanks to the National Heart Foundation of Australia

Try making salads with bulghar or couscous for a filling dinner or light lunch.

Lamb & Bulghar Salad

Lamb & Bulghar Salad




  • 300g fine bulghar
  • 2½ cups (625ml) very hot water
  • 720g lean lamb fillets, trimmed of fat
  • freshly squeezed juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 tbsp mustard seed oil
  • cracked black pepper, to season
  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 8 green onions or spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 hot red chilli, seeds removed chopped finely
  • 1 large zucchini, well scrubbed cut into small pieces
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and cut into small cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  2. Place the bulghar in a bowl. Stir in the hot water, cover with plastic wrap and stand until water is absorbed and the bulghar is tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spray the lamb fillets with oil. Sear them in a non-stick pan over high heat on all sides, then place the pan in the oven for 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. Drain the bulghar, removing as much water as possible. Add the juice of 3 lemons and the oil and season with pepper. Toss well. Add the herbs, onions, chilli, zucchini and tomatoes and mix well. Check seasoning, adding more lemon juice if necessary.
  5. Arrange the bulghar salad on a large platter, slice the meat thinly and lay on top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition info (per serving):

1130 kilojoules, 8.1g total fat (2.4g sat fat), 29.2g protein, 18.9g carbohydrate, 5.9g fibre, 101mg sodium.

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Recipe and image provided courtesy of Media 21. Recipe and image reproduced with permission. © 2013 National Heart Foundation of Australia. For other healthier recipe ideas, visit or phone 1300 36 27 87.