This simple, vegan dish is filling without making you feel heavy. It's a mixture of bulgur and veggies - bulgur is a vitamin-heavy grain that is both filling and healthy. Make this dish ahead of time and add it as a side to your favorite dinner!
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4-6)
½ cup bulgur wheat, fine or medium grain, rinsed (see note below)
¾ cup boiling water
2 TBSP. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
3 TBSP. Kosterina extra virgin olive oil
¾-1 tsp. sea salt
½ cup minced scallions, white and green parts
½ cup fresh mint leaves, minced
½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced
½ med. English cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and medium-diced
1 cup ripe, sweet tomatoes, seeded & chopped
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
--- --- extra Kosterina olive oil for drizzling
Note: Bulgur is a kind of dried cracked wheat that has been soaked, steamed, dried and then crushed. It is made from the kernels of different wheat species, most often from durum wheat. It is very common ingredient in European, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. It has a pleasant chewy texture and it is easy to digest. Bulgur is a very healthy grain, rich in Vitamin B and iron and is a good substitute for rice.