Instant Pot Za'atar-Spiced Bulgur Wheat Salad

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recipe by Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

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Fresh herbs always enhance the flavor of a dish. This bulgurwheat salad benefits from good amounts of parsley and mint. Both aromatic, they add a freshness to the dish that you can’t find using dried herbs. The herbs also add lightness as a nice contrast to the hearty bulgur wheat.

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recipe updated May 7, 2020


  • Cherry tomatoes icon
    Cherry tomatoes
    5 (about 75 g)
  • Bulgur wheat icon
    Bulgur wheat
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Water icon
    1 ¼ cups (about 300 g)
  • Cucumber icon
    ¼ cup (about 33.6 g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    ¼ cup (about 15.6 g)
  • Mint icon
    2 tbsp (about 3.3 g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.3 g)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsp (about 27 g)
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    1 tsp (about 2.85 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    ½ tsp (about 1.07 g)
  • Za'atar icon
    1 tsp (about 2.5 g)


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Heatproof bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Rack

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  1. Add bulgur wheat and water to a clean heatproof bowl
  2. Pour water into the inner pot
  3. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  4. Place the heatproof bowl on the rack
  5. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  6. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 2 min
  7. Natural release - 5 min
  8. Release pressure -
  9. Cool then fluff with a fork - 20 min
  10. Add cucumber, fresh parsley, mint, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, black pepper, cherry tomatoes and za'atar to the inner pot
  11. Mix gently
  12. Serve
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