1 cup dry bulgur wheat
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
black pepper to taste
4 scallions, finely minced (whites & greens)
1 packed cup minced parsley
10 to 15 fresh mint leaves, minced (or 1 to 2 Tablespoons dried mint)
2 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, diced
Alterations: Consider the bulger and the dressing to be the base. Add whatever raw veggies you want. I have used carrots and kohlrabi in the spring.
1. Combine bulgur and boiling water in a medium to large bowl. Cover and let stand until the bulgur is tender (20 to 30 minutes, minimum).
2. In a pint jar combine salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and black pepper, and mix thoroughly.
3. Toss chopped veggies of your choice with the bulger, then add dressing and toss again.
4. Refrigerate for an hour or so before serving.
Optional: Serve cold with warm wedges of lightly toasted pita bread.
Serves 6 – 8.