Cilantro Tabbouleh with Bulgur and Cranberries

Servings 12


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup shallots chopped
  • 5 cups chicken broth less sodium
  • 2 cups #3 Coarse Traditional Bulgur wheat
  • 2 cups cucumber chopped and seeded
  • 1/2 cup cranberries dried
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp. lime peel finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • lime wedges optional


  • Coat an unheated large nonstick saucepan or 4-quart Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir about 3 minutes or just until tender. Add chicken broth; bring to boil. Stir in bulgur; return to boiling then reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Transfer cooked bulgur to a large bowl. Cover and chill about 3 hours or until completely cool.
  • Add cucumber, dried cranberries, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice, salt and pepper to cooled bulgur; mix well. If desired, garnish with lime wedges.


Recipe courtesy of Everyday Health.