Tuna and Bulgur Salad

    1 hour

    A more sophisticated tuna salad recipe, where tinned tuna is combined with bulgur (cracked wheat), bacon and avocado and dressed with lemon juice.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 3/4 cups bulgur (cracked wheat)
    • 225g bacon
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 (185g) tins tuna, drained

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Place the bulgur into a saucepan with at least 3 times its depth in water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Add water if necessary. When the bulgur is tender, stir in a pinch of salt and simmer for 5 more minutes. When done, drain and set aside to cool.
    2. Cook bacon in a frypan over medium-high heat until crispy. Drain, crumble and set aside. Place the diced avocado into a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper then toss with lemon juice.
    3. In a salad bowl, combine the tuna and cooled bulgur. Add the bacon and the avocado and toss gently.

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    Excellent - we really loved this recipe!! My husband and I made it as a meal, and served it on top of some lettuce. It was so tasty with the mix of bacon, tuna and avocado. I definitely recommend this dish!  -  16 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Not bad but after tasting it found it a little bland so I added extra pepper and a little onion powder. No one really liked the dish except me so there's a lot leftover...as mentioned by another reviewer...I will add tomato and onion on a bed of romaine to the leftovers and see how that goes!  -  26 Oct 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow! I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor of this. My first thought was maybe it needed some kind of dressing but the avocado came through with the perfect amount of creaminess. When the bulgar wheat was finished cooking it looked like a bit too much so I added just enough for a good balance with the tuna. Served on a bed of baby spinach for a perfect summertime treat.  -  29 Jun 2015  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)