Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tabouli (Greek Salad)

This is a very light, healthy salad that would be great served alongside grilled chicken or fish as well as with my chicken pita.

3/4c water
3/4 c bulgur (aka cracked wheat- you can buy it at any whole food stores or in the heath food section at Kroger)
1c minced fresh parsley
1 green onion minced
1/2 cucumber diced
1/4 c diced roasted red bell pepper (jarred bell peppers work great in this)
1 small clove garlic, grated or minced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
zest from half a lemon
1 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
freshly ground pepper

In a glass bowl or measuring cup, combine the water with 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp olive oil. Microwave for three minutes. Add the bulgur and cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed and the bulgur is tender. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Stir in the bulgur and refrigerate before serving.

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