Recipe of the day: bulgur wheat summer salad



As summer approaches, adding a light and delicious meal to your meal plan can go a long way.

Packed with nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fiber to improve your health, bulgur salad is easy to prepare and only takes 25-30 minutes of your day. It can also be enjoyed by people with different dietary habits.

Summer salad from Bulgarian wheat. Image: Included

ingredients

  • ¾ cup bulgur
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 can of cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 2 medium cucumbers, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • ¼ medium onion, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • 60 g feta cheese, diced
  • Roasted Mixed Seeds
  • ½ medium diced avocado
  • 1 stick of celery

For the dressing

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large clove of garlic, chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp pepper

instructions

  1. Place the bulgur in a bowl and season with salt. Pour boiling water over it and wrap in plastic wrap. Leave it on for about 25-30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by whisking together all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Fluff the bulgur with a fork and place in a large mixing bowl. Add cucumbers, peppers, onion, parsley, chives, feta and celery.
  4. Garnish with avocado and roasted seeds.

variations

Remove feta for a vegan option.
Add shredded roast chicken for a Roast Chicken Bulgarian Summer Salad.

This recipe comes from Norman Heath, Executive Chef at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.

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