Charred Brussels, beetroot & bulgur salad

Charred Brussels, beetroot & bulgur salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

Love your leftovers – use a surplus of festive Brussels and blue cheese in this throw-together, vegetarian seasonal salad that's 2 of your 5 a day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal732
  • fat38g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre12g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 150g bulgur wheat, rinsed
  • 200g leftover Brussels sprouts, halved
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

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    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are thought to have been cultivated in…

  • 100g cooked beetroot, cut into wedges



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ small pack parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

For the dressing

  • 75ml buttermilk
    Buttermilk pancake mixture in bowl with whisk



    There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 60g blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Put the bulgur in a small saucepan and cover with 300ml water. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 mins or until tender. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan over a high heat until very hot. Cook the sprouts until char lines appear, then set aside.

  3. Make the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl with 1 tbsp water and a little seasoning.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the bulgur with the Brussels, beetroot, onion, tomatoes, parsley and some seasoning. Divide between bowls and drizzle with the dressing, serving extra on the side.

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