A coarsely ground wheat grain, bulgur is quick to prepare and makes an ideal pantry standby to use in hot and cold dishes. This nutty-textured, colorful salad is lovely to look at and full of flavorful goodness.
Put bulgur in a saucepan and add 2 3/4 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the bulgur is tender and all the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Spread bulgur out onto a flat dish, and let cool slightly.
Combine onion, carrot, tomato, corn, cucumber, and shrimp in a large salad bowl. Add the bulgur and toss to combine.
To make the dressing, put the oil, lime juice, garlic, chili pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Stir the dressing into the salad, tossing to coat all the ingredients evenly. Serve the salad immediately, or cover and refrigerate.