Raw Greek bulgur salad and where I was

So I have disappeared. Some of you, though probably not many since I do have a tendency to disappear, might wonder why and some of you might know because they have seen the picture on instagram or facebook. Well I disappeared because of this



and I will probably disappear again next month when we will go for our honeymoon in Namibia (so looking forward to it!!!).

But in the mean time I will give you a very easy summer recipe that can be prepared in no time flat. And it is raw. And vegetarian. And can be made vegan.


This salad uses the juices from tomatoes and cucumbers to “cook” the bulgur, so there is no actual cooking. This makes it perfect for summer when we don’t want to cook AND for lunchboxes because it is ready in no time flat (there is some resting time in the recipe, but you can shorten it). Plus it is a healthy and fresh dish that would work as a side or a light main course.

Raw Greek bulgur salad and where I was

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings


  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • 5-8 black olives
  • salt


  1. Peel the cucumber and dice it. Place in a bowl.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes to the bowl and the peeled garlic clove cut in half. Add salt and mix well. Let rest for 10-20 minutes so that the vegetables can start loosing water.
  3. Add the raw bulgur, the feta and the olives. Put the bowl in the fridge and let rest for at least 2 and up to 12 hours. The vegetables will keep loosing water that will be absorbed by the bulgur which will "cook" in the vegetable juices.
  4. Mix again before serving and adjust salt to taste.


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10 Responses to Raw Greek bulgur salad and where I was

  1. What!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you Pola!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Maybe more pictures to follow? 😉 Have a fun honeymoon too. The salad looks healthy and delicious!

    • PolaM says:

      Thanks Nami! I still have no pictures other than a couple from friends’ cell phones… might post something more when I get the pics from the photographer…

  2. Oh my goodness! Congratulations. Viva gli sposi! I had no idea. I saw the pic on Instagram but did not realize it was you. I hope you have a wonderful honeymoon.

  3. Yes, indeed, you *had* disappeared. But it looks like you had a very good reason. Congratulations!!! And enjoy your exotic honeymoon…

  4. A big congratulations Pola!!! That’s wonderful news 😀 Have a WONDERFUL honeymoon!

    The salad looks very satisfying and tasty.

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