Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Harvest Month- Bulgur Salad

Here's the second recipe I tried out for Harvest Month here at Small Time Cooks. Bulgur was the next grain I was interested in trying out, but I wasn't sure what kind of recipe I should go with. Naturally, I turned to my stand-by source, Everyday Food. I found this recipe for Bulgur Salad and decided it would probably be a pleasant side for some grilled fish. And it was pleasant enough. It wasn't really standout, but it was good. I might make it again, but I think I'll probably find another recipe to try out for the rest of the bulgur in my pantry. I'll be having the leftover salad for lunch, sprinkled with some feta. Cause feta makes everything better, right? That's the other thing- even though I halved this recipe for 4, I still had a lot of salad. Not sure what their idea of a serving size is for this, I know I had at least a cup at dinner.

Bulgur Salad
Recipe from Everyday Food; Serves 4

5 1/4 ounces dried bulgur (1 cup)
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 cup (packed) chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • In a large bowl, pour 1 cup boiling water over the bulgur. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand until water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  • Add cucumber, onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. Serve warm, cold, or at room temperature. (To chill, cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.)
My notes: I'm sure my cuke and onion weren't chopped/diced small enough, but I tend to be lazy when it comes to dishes where size won't affect a cooking time. And I didn't peel my cucumber, because I hate to turn down and opportunity for more fiber.


Wintu's World said...

That looks really yummy! Can you get bulgur at Target?

Jessica said...

I had trouble finding it packaged, I ended up just buying a big scoop of it in the bulk section at Central Market. It was around $1.79/lb., my scoop cost me about $.50.

Wintu's World said...

Awesome! I'm trying this recipe this weekend!

KathyA said...

The bulgur salad and quinoa burgers look great. I'll be trying them!

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