1 3/4 C hot water
1 C bulgur
1/2 C chopped dried apricots
1/2 C chopped dried figs or dates
1/2 C dried cranberries
1/3 C orange juice
1 Tb vanola oil
1 Tb honey
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1/2 C slivered almonds (I like toasting them.)
In 2qt microwave safe bowl with tight fitting lid, combine water, bulgur, and salt. Cover and nuke on high for 8 minutes.
Add fruit, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in everything except almonds and stir until well combined. Leave uncovered and cool to room temperature.
Toss with almonds just before serving.