This is the kind of food that I could eat all summer long, every single day. Simple food, simple and healthy ingredients. I love bulgur, and it’s high in fiber and low in fat. It cooks quickly and adds a nutty flavor and great texture to this sunny salad — bright with lemon, parsley and mint, tomato and cucumber. I could make a meal out of this salad, but for dinner it goes great with grilled fish or shrimp; just keep your fish simple because this salad packs a lot of flavor. Sliced watermelon makes a great simple side or dessert.
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon or 1/4 cup
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup sliced green onions
4 diced Roma tomatoes (or your garden tomatoes — whatever variety)
1 cup peeled and chopped cucumbers (more or less to taste — I probably used 1/2 English cucumber and didn’t measure)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
When bulgur has cooled somewhat — almost to room temp., add parsley, mint, onions, tomatoes and cucumber. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper and serve at room temp.
Copyright 2016 Barbara Stein