9/3/08

Bulgur Salad with Lemony Dressing

As a winner of one of Cookthink's challenges, I received Judith Finlayson's The Complete Whole Grains Cookbook.

Today I decided to try one of the recipes: Bulgur Salad with Lemony Chickpeas and Tomatoes. Below is my varation of the salad:

Ingredients

1/2 cup bulgur soaked in 3/4 cup of water
1 cup white beans
1 cup thinly sliced radishes
1 cup cubed tomatoes
4 white parts of scallions, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/8 lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne


Look at these radishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Directions

1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl
2. Whisk the last 4 ingredients together in a small bowl
3. Add the dressing to the bulgur and vegetables; toss; refrigerate (if you have the time) and serve.

Thoughts: I cannot believe my grocery store did not have garbanzo beans! That is why I used white beans. I also subbed cilantro for parsley, and used regular tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes ($$$ saving). The salad turned out great: fresh vegetables, hardy bulgur, and refreshing lemony dressing. Give it a try!

4 comments:

Sharon said...

I've never had bulgur, but I'd love to try. I've been experimenting with new grains and this recipe looks great!

Vorlaufer Von Rottotiller said...

gonna try the Olga version for our BBQ this weekend!

Thanks Olga!

Aaron

recipes2share said...

What amazing radishes! The salad looks fab, Olga.

Paz said...

I need to buy some radishes and bulgher wheat. I just need to get to the store. Glad your salad turned out great!

Paz